Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 107646
curses doesn't cope well with LANG=en_US.UTF-8
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:06:59 EST
Description of problem:
when i18n sets LANG=en_US.UTF-8, all curses-based redhat-config-* applications
use strange characters instead of boxes. With LANG=en_US.ISO-8859-1, everything
Unfortunately, redhat-config-language and firstboot and anaconda all set
LANG=en_US.UTF-8. I assume they all depend on some component that is screwing
this up, or that it is a problem in curses itself. It seems to look equally bad
by serial console, VGA terminal, and ssh, and on ia64 and ia32, and with or
without the utf8 kernel command line option.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. run neat-tui or any of the tui redhat-config-* commands
This appears to be fixed in RHEL3 final, so I am changing its status
to resolved. Note also that LANG=en_US.ISO-8859-1 now produces the
ugliness, but en_US.UTF-8 works fine.