Bug 126471 - KON console makes a mess of displaying Japanese
Summary: KON console makes a mess of displaying Japanese
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kon2   
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Version: rawhide
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Akira TAGOH
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Keywords: i18n
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Reported: 2004-06-22 06:57 UTC by Nathan B
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-07-13 05:17:35 UTC
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Description Nathan B 2004-06-22 06:57:16 UTC
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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.

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How reproducible:

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 

Additional info:

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2004-08-05 21:38:43 UTC
I believe kon doesn't support UTF-8, correct?

Comment 2 Eido Inoue 2004-08-06 02:12:59 UTC
is the LANG set to ja_JP.UTF-8 or ja_JP.eucJP ? kon only supports the
legacy euc-jp encoding.

Comment 3 Akira TAGOH 2004-08-12 11:34:13 UTC
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.

Comment 6 Leon Ho 2006-07-13 05:17:35 UTC
kon2 is replaced with bterm in latest Fedora. Please open a new bug if you see
any problem in bterm.

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