Bug 77218 - ls -l shows weird letters after month name
ls -l shows weird letters after month name
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: fileutils (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2002-11-03 08:31 EST by Petri T. Koistinen
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:48 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-11-08 11:37:29 EST
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Pictures describes the unicode problem. (35.05 KB, image/png)
2002-11-03 08:32 EST, Petri T. Koistinen
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Description Petri T. Koistinen 2002-11-03 08:31:34 EST
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Description of problem:
With my locale settings "ls -l" shows weird letters after month name.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set fi_FI.UTF-8 locale
2. Run "ls -l"

Actual Results:  See attached picture.

Expected Results:  Picture explains.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Petri T. Koistinen 2002-11-03 08:32:31 EST
Created attachment 83324 [details]
Pictures describes the unicode problem.
Comment 2 Petri T. Koistinen 2002-11-03 08:34:36 EST
Date when this bug was posted, in case you don't know Finnish month names by heart.

[petri@dsl-hkigw4e42 petri]$ date
su marras  3 15:33:35 EET 2002
[petri@dsl-hkigw4e42 petri]$ date -R
Sun, 03 Nov 2002 15:33:41 +0200
[petri@dsl-hkigw4e42 petri]$ 
Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2002-11-04 07:27:58 EST
Did fileutils-4.1.9-10 have the same behaviour?
Comment 4 Tim Waugh 2002-11-04 07:31:58 EST
I can't reproduce this problem.  UTF-8 output looks okay here in xterm,
gnome-terminal.  Which terminal application are you using?
Comment 5 Petri T. Koistinen 2002-11-04 15:42:43 EST
I use xterm, try setting these and reboot:

$ cat /etc/sysconfig/keyboard
$ cat /etc/sysconfig/i18n
Comment 6 Tim Waugh 2002-11-07 11:26:32 EST
You're mixing encodings there---'fi_FI.UTF-8' is a UTF-8 encoding but
'fi_FI@euro' is ISO-8859-15.

Did you edit that file by hand or use redhat-config-keyboard or some such tool?
Comment 7 Petri T. Koistinen 2002-11-08 11:37:23 EST
I edited it by hand, and I fixed it to this form:

[petri@dsl-hkigw4e42 petri]$ sudo cat /etc/sysconfig/i18n  

ls -l seems to be working now.

Still, what I saw is a bug, in my opinion. It should be fixed. If not, care to
explain, why not? Thanks!
Comment 8 Tim Waugh 2002-11-08 11:53:38 EST
It makes no sense to use locales with two entirely different encodings for LANG

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