Bug 429688 - slang has problem with EUCJP
slang has problem with EUCJP
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: slang (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Miroslav Lichvar
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-01-22 08:37 EST by Michal Fabry
Modified: 2010-04-13 12:23 EDT (History)
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Description Michal Fabry 2008-01-22 08:37:15 EST
Description of problem:
slang has problem with multibyte characters under EUCJP.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. LC_ALL=ja_JP.EUCJP whiptail --inputbox foo 10 20
2. enter some multibyte characters
Actual results:
Broken characters

Expected results:
Japanese characters :)

Additional info:
Comment 1 Miroslav Lichvar 2008-01-24 09:04:38 EST
newt-0.52.8 now has a workaround to force redrawing of whole screen when drawing
entry in euc encodings.

Slang unfortunately doesn't support multibyte encodings (except for UTF-8), so
fixing it properly in slang won't be that easy.
Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 04:31:52 EST
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Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 00:50:10 EST
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Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 05:26:21 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.

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Comment 5 Miroslav Lichvar 2010-04-13 12:23:02 EDT
This was discussed with upstream some time ago. They are not interested in implementing support for non-UTF8 locales, but they may implement a hack that would work with some Japanese locales.

I'm leaving that up to them.

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