Bug 70637 - cannot show japanese character
cannot show japanese character
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: less (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Karsten Hopp
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2002-08-02 19:14 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:45 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-08-18 03:11:05 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2002-08-02 19:14:38 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; Q312461)

Description of problem:
SRPM includes i18n patch(ex: less-358+iso247-20001210.diff).
But it is not applied.
For that reason, less cannot show japanese character.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. make a japanese text file.
2. show it by less on kterm. 


Additional info:
Comment 1 Karsten Hopp 2002-08-02 19:29:31 EDT
The i18n patch isn't necessary anymore, the multibyte patch adds 
the same functionality and doesn't break support for western languages 
(which the i18n patch does!). 
Although I can't read japanese texts, I tried to compare the less output 
with the webbrowser output of the same file and it looks ok to me. 
Can you please attach a sample japanese text file which doesn't display 
properly ?
Comment 2 Need Real Name 2002-08-02 20:06:53 EDT
Ok. I'll send japanese text to you in E-mail.

By the way, less-358-28 on RawHide can show japanese character.
Because, This is applied "Patch2: less-358-iso254.patch and others".
Why is less-358-28 moved to updates?
Comment 3 Karsten Hopp 2002-08-03 07:52:55 EDT
I have disabled the less-358+iso247-20001210.diff patch in the 7.3 package 
because it breaks a lot of other languages. 
I added the iso254 and the -mf patch to the rawhide package to get feedback 
from users if it works now (such as your comment above). 
Now that I have confirmation that it actually works, I'm going to release  
an update package for 7.3 soon.
Comment 4 Akira 2002-08-18 03:11:01 EDT
From: "Kumakiri, Akira" <kumakiri@ekuma.com>
To: <valhalla-list@redhat.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 18, 2002 2:41 PM
Subject: less can not display japanese character on RH7.3

less on RedHat 7.3 can not display Japanese character.

You can see UNIX USER<CA><D4><BD><B8><C9><F4>
<C6><FC>...bra, bra, when trying to type UNIX USER and following some Japanese

This caused by not using Japanese patch.  You can rebuild less-358-24.src.rpm 
by the
following procedure.

1) get less-358-24.src.rpm from 
2) change to root
3) cd /usr/src/redhat/SPECS
4) cp less.spec less.spec.org  -- just for saving original
5) vi less.spec
    and remove # on the following lines.
%setup -q
%patch -p1 -b .bug
#%patch2 -p1 -b .i18n  <-- remove # here
%patch3 -p1 -b .eline
#%patch4 -p1 -b .chset <-- remoce # here
#%patch5 -p1 -b .rh <-- remove # here
#%patch6 -p1 -b .num <-- remove # here

6) rpm -ba less.spec
7) You can find rebuilt less-358-24.i386.rpm on /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386
8) rpm -ivh --force less-358-24.i386.rpm
9) check less command wether Japanese are typed correctly or not.
10) if OK, that's it !  if not, go back to step 4) and check less.spec vs.

The above information is reported on http://www.unixuser.jp/info/ (Japanese) and
translate by me for those who is fighting for the same problem.  Hope this 
helps releasing patched version of less for Japanese on comming release.

Thank you.

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