Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 75811
Compose table in virtual terminal can't handle UTF-8 characters
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:30 EST
Description of Problem:
Linux compose table (which is also used for dead keys) defines result of the
compose operations as 'unsigned char', so dead keys/compose cannot be used
in UTF-8 locales. There is a patch at
but it changes meaning of an existing ioctl.
I'll try to do something about this, reported here just so that it can be
tracked if it is considered important for RHL 8.1/XP. (Although the fact that
people have complained about similar problems in gnome-terminal, but noone
in the console, seems to indicate something...)
Checked in kernels 2.4.18-14 (RH) and 2.5.39.
*** Bug 81278 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 104378 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I'm sending the following patches for consideration to be included
upstream (=> don't include them in FC yet), I'll be grateful for
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem
The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases,
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/
AFAIK this is still an issue with 2.6 kernels.
Sorry, I haven't noticed the more complete bug report...
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 143014 ***