Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 64589
poor installation, most i18n missing (fix provided)
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:42:28 EDT
LANG=it_IT xterm -e vim (Should give you Italian messages)
LANG=ja_JP gvim (Japanese messages *and* menus)
LANG=pl_PL.utf8 LC_CTYPE=pl_PL.UTF-8 xterm -fn
"-Misc-Fixed-Medium-R-Normal--18-120-100-100-C-90-ISO10646-1" -e vim "+set
(Polish messages, with greek keymapping so Polish people can type greek
characters in an UTF-8 file)
None of these work. In none of the rh versions: 7.3, 7.2, 7.1 ..
I found out when I needed to change the keymap to enter text in another language.
In fact it turned out that redhat simply `forgot' to install all kind of files.
Maybe because some lines in the spec file got so convoluted that nobody
dared touch it ?
What really amazes me is that this apparently went undetected for so long ..
1) none of rh users uses the best editor in the world ?
2) none of rh users uses anything but LANG=en_US ?
3) none of rh users bothers to file a bug report ?
4) nobody at rh watches the competition (PLD, mandrake have working versions) ?
Anyway the only point I can influence myself is 3).
I've put up a src.rpm on
I'll only leave it there untill after a few downloads.
OBdisclaimer: It works for me, I do not work for redhat.
Note you need to *at least* change --with-compiledby ..
You can easily see by comparing the spec files that
it really is not that different ..
Actually none of your possible reasons are the case - (2) comes close though,
use LANG=C. ;)
Fixed in 6.1-7