Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 134757
bterm does not able to use vi and less in UTF-8
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:04 EST
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."
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
2. less unicode.txt
cannot able to read the txt
should able to read the txt
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?
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.
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.
bterm is utf8 *only*. There's no way around that (and kon is also
definitely i386 specific since it depends on real mode)