Bug 84734 - mc doesn't like my german locale
mc doesn't like my german locale
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mc (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jindrich Novy
Jay Turner
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Reported: 2003-02-20 17:39 EST by Bernd Bartmann
Modified: 2015-01-07 19:03 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-10-26 12:39:52 EDT
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Midnight Commander in X with misaligned character in middle of screen. (26.30 KB, image/png)
2003-02-24 17:22 EST, Peter van Egdom
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Description Bernd Bartmann 2003-02-20 17:39:41 EST
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Description of problem:
I did a fresh install of Phoebe3 and selected german as default language. This
gives me a /etc/sysconfig/i18n like this:


Starting mc on the console is a total disaster. I get no frame around the two
directory panes. It is a little bit better in gnome-terminal although there are
still lots of problems with german umlauts.

I reported this misbehaviour for Red Hat 8.0 beta and final and for Phoebe1 and
Phoebe2. As it stands now the problems are even more worse in Phoebe3.

If mc is not able to handle UTF-8 correctly I propose to not enable unicode
support for the german locale at all by default during system installation.


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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Phoebe3 with german as default locale
2. start mc on the console

Additional info:
Comment 1 Bernd Bartmann 2003-02-20 18:21:23 EST
Just an additional note - setting LANG=de_DE@euro in /etc/sysconfig/i18n fixes
all my mc problems. So I think that this should be the default LANG for the
german locale.
Comment 2 Havoc Pennington 2003-02-20 18:28:11 EST
the default locale isn't chosen based purely on mc ;-)

I believe we're working on an mc fix.
Comment 3 Peter van Egdom 2003-02-24 17:21:06 EST
Same problem here. Here's my i18n setting :


On virtual consoles Midnight Commander is a mess. Only starting Midnight
Commander with "mc -a" cures this. In X, Midnight Commander shows some
corruption in the form of a misaligned character. I'll attach a screenshot.

I'm using :
Red Hat Linux release 8.0.94 (Phoebe)
Comment 4 Peter van Egdom 2003-02-24 17:22:07 EST
Created attachment 90327 [details]
Midnight Commander in X with misaligned character in middle of screen.
Comment 5 Bernd Bartmann 2003-04-04 02:53:16 EST
Looks much better now in Red Hat 9.
Comment 6 Leonard den Ottolander 2004-10-26 12:39:52 EDT
There have also been extensive improvements to UTF-8ization of mc.
Closing this bug CURRENTRELEASE as the reporter seems to indicate that
his problems have been fixed on RHL 9.

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