Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 73870
Euro symbol and french characters
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:46:36 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.79 [fr] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.18-10 i686; Nav)
Description of problem:
Euro and special french characters like a or e not working in console mode. I
changed the kbd package with the console-tools of the 7.3, changing encoding
from UTF to ASCII and changing the font to lat0-sun16, it is working (euro
symbol and french characters).
Another problem in console mode is with altgr button. When Numlock is activated,
altgr gives a 0 (zero) on the screen.
The french keyboard is fr-latin1, I tried to use english language by default,
using fr-latin1 keyboard, the problem is the same
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install+use in french language
2. use keyboard fr-latin1
3. log on a tty1 in root
4. try to use altgr+e (the same on a qwerty kbd)
5. activate Numlock, and type altgr, look at the screen
Actual Results: altgr+e gives e
Expected Results: altgt+e gives Euro symbol
contact me on email@example.com or on IRC, nick: oli
if you need help
I have exactly the same problem.
Changing LANG from fr_FR.UTF-8 to fr_FR.ISO8859-15 or other French variants does
not solve the problem. And changing SYSFONT to lat0-sun16 does not solve the
problem in RH 8.0.
I have tried RH 8.0 on two different machines with the same result.
Many French people from my Linux User Group told me that they are going back to
RedHat 7.3 because of the very very annoying problem of Alt Gr displaying a
zero. Please, Red Hat, fix it as soon as you can.
does using "loadkeys euro2" enable this? (you have to be using a latin9 font...
but if you need euro, I imagine you're already doing this)
Ignore the previous-- answered my own question. Was this a fresh install or a
upgrade from a previous version? (if so, which)
It is a fresh install. It is the same thing on 8.0.
Could it be a kernel bug?
I installed console-tools from RH 7.3 and mingetty from RH 7.3 and I still get a
zero in console mode with Alt-Gr and Numlock ON. So, the bug might be somewhere
else... I will try to install kbd 1.08.
the problem of the zero with AltGr+NumLOCK ON doesn't exist anymore on the BETA.
Matt: please do comment here only about the beta. Thanks.
non-ASCII input into the console won't be supported on UTF-8 based systems (RHL
8+) until the kernel supports it. See the release notes in the next beta for
more info. Of course, input through X will always be supported.