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Description of problem:
Probably related to bug #70124 or slang.
Open a new file and type a text which contains several German umlaut characters.
With each umlaut the cursor advances a second column.
Upper-case umlaut characters yield an even more weird behaviour and cause lines
to disappear or the cursor to be moved to line 1 column 1.
Whether in virtual console or in an xterm, doesn't make a difference. Different
language setting didn't change a thing either.
$ cat /etc/sysconfig/i18n
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Since bugzilla is plain ASCII, it wouldn't accept 8-bit ISO Latin-1 (or ISO
Latin-0) characters. Proceed as described above.
Reproducible with (null).
No progress in Fedora Core.
$ rpm -q jed slang
Does Jed still have followers at Red Hat? If not, why not drop it from
*** Bug 70124 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
jed doesn't really support UTF-8 cleanly, and won't until slang-2.0.