Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 76547
typed german umlauts do not appear in the gnome-terminal
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:47:53 EDT
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Description of problem:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start a gnome-terminal
2. type some chars as v|d_
Actual Results: chars do not appear in the gnome-terminal, no input is
generated from stdin
Expected Results: chars are echoed and read from stdin
Input section in /etc/X11/XF86config:
Option "XkbLayout" "de"
Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
Other chars are handeled normally.
Myself and another associate has seen this error using pine with gnome-terminal,
but it is not limited to German umlauts. Asian characters also do not show up.
However, to make this case more confusing, when I am in the pine message index,
and there are non-rendered characters (such as umlauts or Asian characters) in
either the the sender or subject line, then the characters from the message just
above the non-rendered one appear to be "copied and pasted" into the
non-rendered line. A bit confusing to explain, so I am attaching a tarball of
two PNG files that illustrate my explanation :)
pine_gnome-term_wrong.png shows a message index where the characters seem to be
"copied and pasted" from the previous line into the line with the non-rendered
characters. pine_gnome-term_correct.png shows the results of opening the e-mail
and then returning to the message index.
Created attachment 82584 [details]
two PNGs illustrating "copy and paste" issue in gnome-term with pine session open
Problem disappeared in RedHat 9.0 when using Terminal->Character coding->UTF8.