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Bug 177245 - wc doesn't count characters properly
wc doesn't count characters properly
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: coreutils (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
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Reported: 2006-01-08 01:40 EST by JW
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-01-08 09:12:45 EST
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Description JW 2006-01-08 01:40:09 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows; U; AIIEEEE!; Win98; Windows 98; en-US; Gecko masquerading as IE; should it matter?; rv:1.8b) Gecko/20050217

Description of problem:
wc counts bytes and not characters, but documentation seems to indicate that there is a distinction.

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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

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Comment 1 JW 2006-01-08 09:12:45 EST
Perhaps you should have tried: "echo -ne "\xe2\x80\xbe" | LANG=en_US.UTF-8
/usr/bin/wc -m -c".

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