Bug 68168 - Pager cannot display 8 bit characters.
Summary: Pager cannot display 8 bit characters.
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Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: mutt   
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Version: 1.0
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2002-07-07 11:04 UTC by Olivier Baudron
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:28 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-03-20 01:52:36 UTC
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Description Olivier Baudron 2002-07-07 11:04:30 UTC
I upgraded mutt/slang (and newt/slrn/kudzu for dependencies) from RH7.3 to
rawhide: mutt- and slang-1.4.5-2.

Now, mutt cannot display any 8 bit character anymore, such as ihj (french
accents). It either displays a '?' or the octal value. The pager is the default
one. I had a deep look through the manual and tested several variables but could
not find a way to fix the problem.

Can someone reproduce this?

Comment 1 Olivier Baudron 2002-07-07 11:06:35 UTC
Bugzilla has also 8 bit problems...
ihj should read \'e \`e and \^e (tex notations).

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2002-07-08 06:01:59 UTC
mutt or mutt 1.4?

Comment 3 Olivier Baudron 2002-07-08 10:25:57 UTC
Sorry, you are right. The upgrade that causes the problem is:
mutt- -> 1.4-4
slang-1.4.5-2 -> 1.4.5-7

Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2002-07-08 18:27:55 UTC
What locale are you running in?

Comment 5 Olivier Baudron 2002-07-29 16:36:14 UTC
I am in C locale.

Comment 6 Olivier Baudron 2002-08-14 00:43:14 UTC
$ LC_ALL=en_GB mutt  => works
$ LC_ALL=C mutt      => fails

Well...  when a mail says in its header:
    Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
the pager should display the body with this charset, even in C locale, no?

Comment 7 Bill Nottingham 2003-03-20 01:52:36 UTC
slang is using the current LC_CTYPE to determine what characters are printable.
If it's set to 'C', other charsets won't be considered printable.

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