Bug 513 - XFree86-libs-3.3.3-1: problems with ru_RU.KOI8-R locale
XFree86-libs-3.3.3-1: problems with ru_RU.KOI8-R locale
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
medium Severity medium
: ---
: ---
Assigned To: Preston Brown
Depends On:
  Show dependency treegraph
Reported: 1998-12-17 20:10 EST by Aleksey Nogin
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:
Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Story Points: ---
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 1999-01-18 17:19:16 EST
Type: ---
Regression: ---
Mount Type: ---
Documentation: ---
Verified Versions:
Category: ---
oVirt Team: ---
RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:
Cloudforms Team: ---

Attachments (Terms of Use)

  None (edit)
Description Aleksey Nogin 1998-12-17 20:10:44 EST
I've just installed the latest XFree86 updates from the
updates.redhat.com. After the upgrade it turned out that
when I type Cyrillic letters (my keymap uses Cyrillic_*
keysyms) in Xterm or in Licq, I get Cyrillic letters, but
the wrong ones!

When I had downgraded to XFree86-libs- (keeping
other XFree-*-3.3.3-1 packages) and started a new xterm,
that xterm was working fine. I restarted my X server and now
everything works fine (with the old libs).

My configuration: RH 5.1 + updates, glibc-2.0.7-19, kernel
Comment 1 Preston Brown 1999-01-11 14:16:59 EST
Cristian, you said you knew something about this one; can you
elaborate for us?
Comment 2 Aleksey Nogin 1999-01-12 19:22:59 EST
"Cyrillic letters, but the wrong ones" turned out to be the ISO-5559-5
encoding of Cyrillics. It would seem that something is wrong with the
way new X libs are handling locales, since the locale files are not in
the XFree86-libs RPM, and should not be affected by the XFree86-libs

If you need more information on my locale setup, take a look at bug
report #641, where I describe several methods of enabling ru_RU.KOI8-R
locale. Currently, I am using

cd /usr/share/locale
localedef -ci ru_RU -f KOI8-R ru_RU.KOI8-R
mv ru_RU.koi8r ru_RU.KOI8-R

Comment 3 Preston Brown 1999-01-18 17:19:59 EST
This is fixed in a forthcoming errata release of XFree86

Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.