When I start rxvt and switch keyboard into the Cyrillic mode
(I am using Xkb, it generate Cyrillic_* keysyms) and start
typing, rxvt would not react (as if nothing is typed).
When xterm, Netscape or gvim is started from the same shell,
cyrillics works fine.
I had the same problem in RedHat 5.1
In RH 5.2 I checked it with the following setup:
P.S. nxterm has the same problem (I am going to report it as
a separate bug) and as a result, I can only use xterm.
The problem still exists when using XFree*188.8.131.52-1
When I rebuilt rxvt-2.6.PRE2-1.src.rpm (from RawHide) on an RedHat-5.2
system (with all updates, including XFree86*-184.108.40.206-1), I did not
have any locale problems.
I can not test rxvt-2.6.PRE2-1.i386.rpm from RawHide since I do not
have access to glibc-2.1 machine