Bug 159906 - less fails to view non-ascii characters in utf-8 encoding
Summary: less fails to view non-ascii characters in utf-8 encoding
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: less
Version: 3
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jindrich Novy
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-06-08 23:30 UTC by Ryan
Modified: 2013-07-02 23:07 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2005-07-08 11:37:29 UTC

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Description Ryan 2005-06-08 23:30:19 UTC
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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):

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 10:01:45 UTC
Sorry, I cannot reproduce that with less-382-4 with LANG=en_US.UTF-8.
What's your value of LANG?

Comment 2 Ryan 2005-07-05 00:48:55 UTC
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 11:37:29 UTC
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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