Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 429688
slang has problem with EUCJP
Last modified: 2010-04-13 12:23:02 EDT
Description of problem:
slang has problem with multibyte characters under EUCJP.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. LC_ALL=ja_JP.EUCJP whiptail --inputbox foo 10 20
2. enter some multibyte characters
Japanese characters :)
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.
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This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.
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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.