Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 75982
heavy problems with German Umlauts
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
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Description of problem:
Every single Application on my new RedHat 8.0 installation (previously i used
RedHat 7.2) can't handle German Umlauts correctly.
I use my complete linux with 'english' as selected language. Konqueror can't
copy/move files with Umlauts in the names, konsole just doesn't display any
umlaut (and it displays little square boxes instead of a dash...)
Licq doesn't show the umlauts, too.
That's a really big problem for me! It's nearly impossible to work with that system!
The Gnome Terminal has the same problems.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
search for files created with redhat 7.x which contain Umlauts and try opening
them in konquerer e.g.
Actual Results: the umlauts aren't displayed
Expected Results: that's obvious... stupid form ;)
I have to add that if I enter the umlauts *now*, after the installation of
RedHat 8.0, they appear correctly.
Only files which have these umlauts in the name, created with old RedHat
version can't be read/written.
Licq however doesn't show the Umlauts someone sends me, but only those which I
enter... and those I enter noone else can read...
It's very strange. konnqueror opens a old file including Umlaut without this
issue on my machine. Could you please attach your test file for testing? thanks
move/copy filename with Umlaut works for me, too.
licq needs to have utf8 support.
Created attachment 81884 [details]
example file which couldn't be opened/copied by Konqueror
Hi, i sent an example file (gif) with an Uuml in it.
I also would like to add that I solved the Umlaut Problem by editing the
/etc/sysconfig/i18n file and deleting the "UTF-8" in all lines... It works for
me at the moment, with most application - but as I see now, the konqueror in
which I type this message displays an | instead of the u-uml...
Hey, finally I found someone with the same problem :)
I searched Google and found the UTF-8 thing, too. Though the original poster
just changed from en_US.UTF-8 to de_DE.UTF-8 (which didn't help). I thought for
myself: let's try removing "UTF-8" when I'm at home again. So it more or less
solves the problem for you? I will try, too.
By the way: I never had Red Hat 7.2. I just want to use the files on my FAT-32
partitions. Or read manpages - they have problems with umlauts as well.
BTW: the name of the Doppelw|rfel-Attachment ist displayed as Doppelw|rfel.gif -
here on Win2k with IE... how did you post that attachment? Using Linux - and
which browser? If you used Konqueror, does Mozilla have the same problem?
This (RH 8) is the fourth (?) Linux distro I'm trying (starting with SUSE 6.3
some years ago), but the first time I'm taking it serious. I had some problems
with it and solved some of them, but the umlaut problem is a serious one.
Okay, so the problem with the attachment name seems to be Bugzilla (or the
combination of IE and Bugzille) since i used the real "u" umlaut, not "|".
It's utf8 problem here. If you set LANG=de_DE in /etc/sysconfig/i18n. It should
Konqueror doesn't seem to have any problems with filenames in fedora core 3,
when locale is set to UTF-8 one (which is default). Non-utf-8 locales don't work
at all with non-ascii filenames. Forwarding the bug upstream.