Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 177245
wc doesn't count characters properly
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:20 EST
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Description of problem:
wc counts bytes and not characters, but documentation seems to indicate that there is a distinction.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.LANG=en_US.UTF-8 echo -ne "\xe2\x80\xbe" | /usr/bin/wc -m -c
Actual Results: 3 3
Expected Results: 1 3
Perhaps you should have tried: "echo -ne "\xe2\x80\xbe" | LANG=en_US.UTF-8
/usr/bin/wc -m -c".