Bug 155181 - vimtutor with wrong Russian code page
Summary: vimtutor with wrong Russian code page
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: vim
Version: 3.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Karsten Hopp
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-04-17 17:57 UTC by Andrew Martynov
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-04-18 10:16:23 UTC
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Attachments (Terms of Use)
vim.spec patch for Russian vimtutor (717 bytes, patch)
2005-04-17 18:00 UTC, Andrew Martynov
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Description Andrew Martynov 2005-04-17 17:57:35 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050328 Firefox/1.0.2 Fedora/1.0.2-3

Description of problem:
When vimtutor is started in Russian locale then strange text appears.
It seems to be missconverted from 8bit encoding to UTF-8.

Following command makes vimtutor sample text correcly displayed:
$ iconv -f utf8 -t cp1251 /usr/share/vim/vim63/tutor/tutor.ru | iconv -f koi8r -t utf8 | less

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RHEL3 ES
2. Update vim-enhanced to latest version
3. Run LANG=ru_RU.UTF-8 vimtutor

Actual Results:  Displayed text is unreadable.

Expected Results:  Russian text for vim tutorial

Additional info:

I found what vim.spec file from vim-6.3.046-0.30E.3.src.rpm contains line
iconv -f CP1251 -t UTF8 tutor.ru > conv/tutor.ru

Whis is wrong because tutor.ru contains text in KOI8R encoding,
and tutor.ru.cp1251 contains text in CP1251 encoding.

This line should be changed to

iconv -f KOI8R -t UTF8 tutor.ru > conv/tutor.ru

the same problem persists in RHEL4 and Fedora Core 4 (test2)

Comment 1 Andrew Martynov 2005-04-17 18:00:54 UTC
Created attachment 113295 [details]
vim.spec patch for Russian vimtutor

This patch corrects converting timtutor.ru frmo 8bit (koi8-r) encoding to

Comment 2 Karsten Hopp 2005-04-18 10:16:23 UTC
fixed in vim-6.3.071-2 (FC4). Patches for RHEL commited to CVS

Comment 3 Victor Ashik 2005-05-12 09:00:52 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> fixed in vim-6.3.071-2 (FC4). Patches for RHEL commited to CVS

The same bug exists in RHEL4. I'd recommend to commit the patch into RHEL4 CVS
tree too.

Comment 4 Karsten Hopp 2005-05-12 09:32:59 UTC
Patches committed to RHEL-3 and RHEL-4 CVS on Apr 18, 2005.
Waiting for some kind of security issue/severe bug to justify an erratum

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