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Bug 188235 - joe cannot read some characters from keyboard
joe cannot read some characters from keyboard
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: joe (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ivana Varekova
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Reported: 2006-04-07 07:24 EDT by Krzysio (Chris) Leszczynski
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-04-10 04:56:44 EDT
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Description Krzysio (Chris) Leszczynski 2006-04-07 07:24:22 EDT
Description of problem:

joe cannot reproduce ``ś'' (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):

How reproducible:

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
   is ok.

3. Setup polish keyboard. setxkbmap pl

4. Run joe test.txt

5. Try typing Alt-a it should produce ą (if not, item 3 wasn't 
   run properly).

6. Try typing Alt-s
Actual results:

joe displays nothing. The next character after ś is eaten too.

Expected results:

joe should produce ś.

Other editors in the very same environment, for instance vi, read ś correctly.
Also ś is correctly displayed in bash prompt.

Additional info:

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 ś.

joe-3.3 displays ś 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 ś-populated
message in old joe, and then copy-n-paste it to new joe window. All ś 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.
Comment 1 Ivana Varekova 2006-04-10 04:56:44 EDT
Thank you for your bug report. This bug is fixed in joe-3.3-3. If there is any
problem please reopen this bug. 
Comment 2 Tomasz Ostrowski 2006-05-05 18:48:06 EDT
Any chance for errata for FC5? Not being able to type "ś" makes joe unusable for
writing in Polish.

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