Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 821931
gnome-terminal can't display UTF-8 characters in F17, was able to in F16
Last modified: 2013-07-31 23:56:55 EDT
Note: I don't actually know who is at fault -- GDM, gnome-terminal, /bin/ls, or whatever. A lot of things need to interact properly to be able to display international characters properly. I've done my best to provide as much information as possible, but I'm sure I haven't actually gotten to the root cause(s). Please analyze and dispatch as appropriate. Thank you.
I have a file with UTF-8 characters in its name in a directory.
It displayed fine in gnome-terminal in F16 when I "ls" or "echo *" the directory.
It displays as garbage in F17:
×?× ×? × ×?×?×?×?×¡, ×¡×?×?×¨ ×©×?×¨, × ×?×¨×?×ª ×?×?×¨×©
My /etc/sysconfig/i18n contains:
My language environment variables contain:
The Terminal | Set Character Encoding menu is set to "Current Locale (ISO-8859-1)". I don't know why it thinks that's the current locale; all of the environment variables above would seem to suggest that it should be set to "Unicode (UTF-8)", the other option in the menu.
When I change it to "Unicode (UTF-8)", then "echo *" in the directory now works (they should be RTL and are instead LTR, but that's not a regression from F16 so we can ignore that for the time being), but ls still shows (different) garbage.
I don't know where the hell the "en_AG" setting in my /etc/sysconfig/i18n came from. I certainly never knowingly set it to that.
If I click on my name and open "System Settings", then click on "Region and Language", it indeed says "English (United States) [ISO-8859-1]". How annoying. Here's where it gets weird... If I select "English" instead and then close the window, and then open it again, it reverts to "English (United States) [ISO-8859-1]". I.e., I don't appear to be able to use the control panel to set my locale properly.
It's as pretty big mess.
See also bug 821937
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