Bug 134757 - bterm does not able to use vi and less in UTF-8
bterm does not able to use vi and less in UTF-8
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: bogl (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
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Reported: 2004-10-06 00:53 EDT by Leon Ho
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Description Leon Ho 2004-10-06 00:53:02 EDT
Description of problem:
From customer: "Although "more" and "cat" can display UNICODE
correctly, "vi" and "less" have the problem that UNICODE is not
displayed correctly. It seems to be difficult to use bterm as
substitution of kon."

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. bterm
2. less unicode.txt
Actual results:
cannot able to read the txt

Expected results:
should able to read the txt

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Comment 1 Leon Ho 2004-10-06 00:56:20 EDT
Look like it is because of less and vi in RHEL3 does not support
UTF-8. Tagoh-san, can you still able to reproduce it on RHEL4 or RHEL3
with bterm and updated apps?
Comment 2 Akira TAGOH 2004-10-06 03:34:02 EDT
did you try that on ja_JP.eucJP? at least on RHEL4 (and on ja_JP.UTF-8
locale) vi and less works on bterm.

Comment 3 Akira TAGOH 2004-10-06 04:26:13 EDT
just talked about it with Fuchi-san. and I understand that the
customer wants to see EUC-JP text on the console on EM64T box.
unfortunately kon2 which we provided to see Japanese on the console,
depends on x86 architecture. so it has been built for i386 only. so
they couldn't see EUC-JP text on the console so that the customer was
lacking of kon2 on their box.

I see the point of view for this bug is to privide the way to see
EUC-JP on the console on the architecture except x86.
Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2004-10-06 12:22:06 EDT
bterm is utf8 *only*.  There's no way around that (and kon is also
definitely i386 specific since it depends on real mode)

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