Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 188235
joe cannot read some characters from keyboard
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:29 EST
Description of problem:
joe cannot reproduce ``Å'' (the Polish s with accent)
when typed from keyboard, although it can correctly read
all other characters.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use any UTF-8-based locale.
export LOCALE=en_US.utf8 is OK.
2. Run a UTF-8-compatible terminal. Gnome's gnome-terminal or KDE's konsole
3. Setup polish keyboard. setxkbmap pl
4. Run joe test.txt
5. Try typing Alt-a it should produce Ä
(if not, item 3 wasn't
6. Try typing Alt-s
joe displays nothing. The next character after Å is eaten too.
joe should produce Å.
Other editors in the very same environment, for instance vi, read Å correctly.
Also Å is correctly displayed in bash prompt.
I think this is a problem inside joe itself. I rebuild joe-3.1
from src.rpm from FC4 and it works perfectly.
Then I compiled a pristine joe from joe-3.3.tar.gz and installed
it without any Fedora's patches, just using ./configure --prefix=/tmp/joe-usr
set export PATH=/tmp/joe-usr/bin:$PATH and run joe again.
The pristine version doesn't reproduce Å.
joe-3.3 displays Å without any problem if the file already contains it,
for instance when file is created by vi.
Pasting characters doesn't work correctly, I tried to create a Å-populated
message in old joe, and then copy-n-paste it to new joe window. All Å were
I tried the same experiments using text console, without X11. Same results.
It doesn't depend on X11 or XKB.
I think the bug is already reported at sf.net page.
Thank you for your bug report. This bug is fixed in joe-3.3-3. If there is any
problem please reopen this bug.
Any chance for errata for FC5? Not being able to type "Å" makes joe unusable for
writing in Polish.