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Bug 159906 - less fails to view non-ascii characters in utf-8 encoding
less fails to view non-ascii characters in utf-8 encoding
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: less (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Jindrich Novy
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2005-06-08 19:30 EDT by Ryan
Modified: 2013-07-02 19:07 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-07-08 07:37:29 EDT
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Description Ryan 2005-06-08 19:30:19 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041020 Firefox/0.10.1

Description of problem:
By default FC3 system is set up to use utf-8 encoding, but the program "less" is not set up correctly by default. When viewing a text file with non-ascii characters, less gives garbage output.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.echo 哈哈 > test
2.less test

Actual Results:  <E5><93><88><E5><93><88>

Expected Results:  &#21704;&#21704;

Additional info:

Append a line to /etc/profile.d/less.sh will solve this problem in my case:
Not sure about less.csh
Comment 1 Jindrich Novy 2005-07-04 06:01:45 EDT
Sorry, I cannot reproduce that with less-382-4 with LANG=en_US.UTF-8.
What's your value of LANG?
Comment 2 Ryan 2005-07-04 20:48:55 EDT
Sorry, I don't have access to that FC3 box any longer. Acording to what I 
remember, I'm using the default ( which should be en_US.UTF-8 ) with LC_CTYPE 
changed to zh_CN.UTF-8 ( set in /etc/sysconfig/i18n ). Notice that 
the "&#21704;" thing is one single Chinese character I typed in with SCIM 
input method but seems RH Bugzilla doesn't accept that. Is this miss leading 
Comment 3 Jindrich Novy 2005-07-08 07:37:29 EDT
I had no problems testing less with the chinese characters with LANG=en_US.UTF-8
and LC_CTYPE=zh_CN.UTF-8 on my FC3 box. I saw the chinese characters perfectly
and still don't see anything bad with it so I'm closing this NOTABUG.

Please don't hesitate to reopen it if you find a better way how to reproduce it.


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