Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 159906
less fails to view non-ascii characters in utf-8 encoding
Last modified: 2013-07-02 19:07:43 EDT
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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):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.echo 哈哈 > test
Actual Results: <E5><93><88><E5><93><88>
Expected Results: 哈哈
Append a line to /etc/profile.d/less.sh will solve this problem in my case:
Not sure about less.csh
Sorry, I cannot reproduce that with less-382-4 with LANG=en_US.UTF-8.
What's your value of LANG?
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 "哈" 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
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.