Bug 146456 - dialog doesn't display German letters correctly
dialog doesn't display German letters correctly
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: dialog (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Harald Hoyer
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2005-01-28 09:04 EST by Stefan Kutzke
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-01-28 09:10:49 EST
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Description Stefan Kutzke 2005-01-28 09:04:49 EST
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Description of problem:
dialog doesn't display some German letters correctly, e.g.
Umlaut-A ("Latin capital letter A with diaeresis")

My current settings are:
keyboard and console in unicode mode
keymap de-latin1-nodeadkeys

I have tried out different terminal types, charsets, locales and so on
- nothing is okay.

Here's in examples for something what's going wrong:
$DLG --title "Hauptmenü" --menu "Auswahl" 0 0 0 \
        "1" "AAA" "2" "BBB" 2> $tempfile

If I type Umlaute in an inputbox then I only see wrong letters on the
screen, but the returned string (stderr) is correct.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. put some German Umlaute in dialog shell scripts
2. run script
3. have a look at wrong display
4. have a look at correct stderr output

Actual Results:  German Umlaute will be displayed wrong

Expected Results:  German Umlaute should be display as the are ( ä ö ü
Ä Ö Ü ß)

Additional info:

I know this problem since FC1 (dialog-0.9b-20031002.1) and it maybe
occur in earlier versions, too.

I use dialog in a shell script that can restore individual files from
a tar archive. My customer is a little bit confused about seeing file
or directory names which are displayed wrong in a checklist:
  [X] /home/user1/profile/Startmen??/Zubeh??r/...
but restored correctly:
Comment 1 Harald Hoyer 2005-01-28 09:10:49 EST
fixed in FC3
Comment 2 Stefan Kutzke 2005-02-08 08:18:00 EST
I tried dialog-1.0.20040731-3.i386.rpm from FC3 - problem is still the
same. Newer version of dialog need a newer glibc...
Comment 3 Stefan Kutzke 2005-02-25 03:41:12 EST
That's a problem of UTF-8.
Now I use the following settings and anything works as aspected.



unix charset = ISO8859-15
display charset = ISO8859-15

This applies to RHEL3, too. Disabling the default unicode mode solves my problems.
Comment 4 Harald Hoyer 2005-02-25 07:26:24 EST
well, the client and server charsets have to be the same... too bad the most
protocols (smb, telnet, ssh) do not handshake this...

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