Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 134501
doesn't show the CJK page correctly on UTF-8 locale
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:50 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; ja-JP; rv:1.7.3)
Description of problem:
elinks can't show the euc-jp page on UTF-8 locale.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Actual Results: shows unreadable strings
Expected Results: shows Japanese correctly
elinks also doesn't work for CJK. for another testcase,
LANG=ko_KR.UTF-8 elinks http://kr.yahoo.com/
LANG=zh_CN.UTF-8 elinks http://cn.yahoo.com/
LANG=zh_TW.UTF-8 elinks http://tw.yahoo.com/
I have feedback about it from upstream developers.
Elinks doesn't use UTF8 internaly and doens't expect it in rendering
algorithms. Elink does conversion to UTF8 before output to screen --
but for multibytes like ko_KR.UTF-8 it destroys everything that
rendering alorithm prepared for page.
Other words, elinks hasn't real UTF8 support.
Closing bug - proper support for UTF-8 in "elinks" has to be done upstream.