Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 126471
KON console makes a mess of displaying Japanese
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:45 EST
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Description of problem:
The KON console doesn't do what it's supposed to do... display
Japanese characters properly.
Japanese character sets were installed at install time, and Japanese
was set as the default language. Naturally enough, no Japanese is
visible from the command line until the kon terminal is started. When
it *is* started, a mish-mash of Japanese comes out when bash errors
happen, or when a Japanese man page is accessed.
I heard that some Japanese character sets were pulled out of Fedora
during Fedora 2's testing stages. Maybe this is the cause.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install computer with Japanese character sets.
2. start KON with the command "kon" from command prompt.
3. Make a command guaranteed to give Japanese output (such as "man
4. Try and decipher the garbage
Actual Results: I couldn't read anything because what came out was
definitely NOT legible Japanese!
Expected Results: I should have been able to read the man page in
I believe kon doesn't support UTF-8, correct?
is the LANG set to ja_JP.UTF-8 or ja_JP.eucJP ? kon only supports the
legacy euc-jp encoding.
Yes, right. although it's the enhancement, since we have done UTF-8
locale transition, it's important problem unless we drop it. I'm
wondering if kon2 is prefered rather than bogl.
Actually PC to which kon2 doesn't work is growing.
kon2 is replaced with bterm in latest Fedora. Please open a new bug if you see
any problem in bterm.