Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 75328
Konqueror does not display Danish letters correctly
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:47:16 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Konqueror/3; Linux)
Description of problem:
For many Danish web sites, Konqueror does not display the last three letters
of the Danish alphabet (those called æ, ø and å in HTML)
correctly. It also does not display full stops and the like correctly. All of
the mentioned characters are displayed as squares.
However, I am perfectly well able to type Danish letters into form fields of
Danish web sites and get them submitted correctly, although the letters are
also displayed as squares in the form fields.
On the Bugzilla page I am using right now to submit this bug report, Danish
letters are displayed correctly if I try to type them: f (æ), x (ø)
Konqueror also displays the full stops on these Bugzilla pages correctly.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open http://www.berlingske.dk with Konqueror.
Actual Results: See description.
Expected Results: That the last three letters + full stops and the like are
displayed as such.
No problems with other applications in KDE, neither KDE nor non-KDE
applications. Danish letters work correctly in Netscape and Opera.
No problems either with the kdebase binaries of Mandrake Linux 9.0 (ships with
KDE 3.0.3 like Red Hat Linux 8.0) or FreeBSD 4.6.2-RELEASE (ships with KDE 3.0.0
like Red Hat Linux 7.3).
It's perhaps a problem in utf8. If you set Encodings to ISO8859-15 in konqueror
menu, it should be displayed correct.
I tried that (and also ISO8859-1), but that did not help.
After having made some cleanup on my three machines at home,
the bug seems to have almost disappeared. I will call my
machines A, B and C here.
On machine A, the bug still appears SOMETIMES on SOME Danish
web sites. On machines B and C, the bug does not appear anymore.
On machine A, I have done the following:
1. Made a fresh install of Red Hat Linux 8.0. Installed
2. Upgraded to KDE 3.0.4 by means of the KDE 3.0.4-1 RPMs that
ftp.kde.org provides for Red Hat 8.0.
On machines B and C, I have done the following:
1. Made a fresh install of Red Hat Linux 7.3. Installed
2. Upgraded to Red Hat Linux 8.0 when it came out. Installed/
3. Upgraded to KDE 3.0.4 by means of the same RPMs as above.
4. Removed all RPMs which were left over from Red Hat Linux 7.3.
(I found these by saying "rpm -qa | sort > filename.txt" on
machines A and B, then making a diff on the two resulting
files. Analogously for machines A and C.)
I have used the following web sites for testing:
On mashine A, my /etc/sysconfig/i18n contained:
On machines B and C, it contains:
After changing /etc/sysconfig/i18n to this on machine A,
Danish characters in Konqueror work on machine A too.
It's utf8 issue, i hope it will be fixed in new release of qt-3.1/kde-3.1
This bug is reported against old release of Red Hat Linux or Fedora Core
that is no longer supported. Chances are that it has been already fixed in
newer Fedora Core release. If you still experience the problem with
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Closing as CANTFIX.