Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 16978
Charset changes non-effective
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:28:25 EDT
In an environment with properly sets fonts (in this particular
case lucidatypewriter in koi8-r encoding on gnome-terminal)
'cat', 'less', 'lynx' (and also 'netscape') will show up attached
text in a legible form but 'links' insists on using iso8859-1
encoding. An explicit change of a language and character set
in a "Setup" menu does change a font and strings used for menus (!!)
but leaves text viewed useless and there is no apparent way
to change that.
I attach an html file from a Russian site which demonstrated the
Created attachment 3018 [details]
Compressed html file which is using koi8-r encoding
For a more fun setting a character set to koi8-r, and back to iso 8859-1
(but not to iso 8859-2) makes the text suddenly readable although
assumed code page did not change at all.
This bug is from the previous beta-cycle. If this problem still exists please re-open it under beta-2 (Florence)
Despite of "resolved and closed" status a behaviour remains exactly like
described in the original report. Explicit changes of LANG are not effective.
Resubmitted for Florence beta2 as #24459.
*** Bug 24459 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Bug report sent to base package maintainer; maybe he has the time to fix this
before I do.