Bug 80863 - About chinese in console ( NOT in X Window )
About chinese in console ( NOT in X Window )
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: console-tools (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Eido Inoue
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Reported: 2003-01-01 05:27 EST by sjinny
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:49 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-08-23 17:00:00 EDT
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Description sjinny 2003-01-01 05:27:26 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; zh-CN; rv:1.3a) Gecko/20021207

Description of problem:
> I choose Chinese language support and use Chinese when I install Redhat
> 8.0 with my disks.
> when I use some system config tools such as  "setup" under console (NOT
> in X Window) I see the text can't be display correctly.I think those is
> Chinese.
> I know a software can display Chinese that is call "zhcon".
> Here are the web about zhcon.
> I hope you can see whether it is good to add zhcon into Redhat.
> http://zhcon.gnuchina.org/index.html
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/zhcon/
> ftp://ftp.gnuchina.org/pub/linux/chinese/inputmethod/console/zhcon/

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Steps to Reproduce:
1.choose chinese as the language of the system
2.log in as root under the console in text mode ( NOT in X Window )
3.type "setup"

Actual Results:  the "setup" runs but display chinese incorrectly

Expected Results:  display chinese correctly

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Comment 1 Eido Inoue 2004-08-23 17:00:00 EDT
bterm can be used as a workaround for utf-8 chinese (and other
hanxi/hanja/kanji base languages).

however, setup and the other terminals, for chinese, should be run in
gnome-terminal or something similar for the best support.

the next release should have a console based CJK solution.

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