Bug 83137 - german umlaut characters not displayed
german umlaut characters not displayed
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
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Assigned To: Eido Inoue
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Reported: 2003-01-30 12:27 EST by David Balažic
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:50 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-04-02 10:53:42 EST
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Description David Balažic 2003-01-30 12:27:02 EST
Description of problem:

German umlaut characters ( a,o and u with two dots on them ) are not always 
displayed. I viewed the file /usr/share/doc/redhat-release-8.0.93/README-
i386.de and cat, less and grep do not display them, while
vi displays them. This is all in a root's bash on VT2 , TERM=linux.

/etc/sysconfig/i18n :

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

phoebe2 8.0.93
Comment 1 Eido Inoue 2003-02-19 13:10:51 EST
This is fixed in the latest rawhides. Although en_US.UTF-8 is capable of
displaying umlauts, I'm assuming that you want the en_US locale over the de_DE
locale of course. Same encoding/charset, regardless.
Comment 2 David Balažic 2003-04-02 10:41:08 EST
Same problem in rhl9.

 - cat : omits the umlaut chars in VT1, replaces them with "?" in
gnomne-terminal and with " " in xterm
 - more : same as cat
 - less : displays umlaut, but eats the following char in all 3 term types
 - vi : OK in all cases

versions :

shrike rhl9
less-378-7 ( less )
coreutils-4.5.3-19 ( cat )
vim-enhanced-6.1-29 ( vi )
util-linux-2.11y-9 ( more )
Comment 3 David Balažic 2003-04-02 10:53:42 EST
I discovered the problem.

When I created a file with umlauts in it, it worked fine.
It turns out theat README-i386.de file is not in UTF-8, but something else.

od -t x1 reveals, that in my file "ü" ( u with two dots ) is encoded as 0xc3
0xbc, while in the README-i386.de , it is just 0xfc.

Closing as NOTABUG.
Comment 4 Eido Inoue 2003-04-02 14:02:35 EST
Hmmm. As the default encoding for German in Shryke is UTF-8, the README should
be changed. We may rename the file in future releases to "README.utf-8.de" to
give a better hint as to what encoding the files are in.
Comment 5 David Balažic 2003-05-20 11:43:25 EDT
Related bug 90646

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