Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 84734
mc doesn't like my german locale
Last modified: 2015-01-07 19:03:35 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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Phoebe3 with german as default locale
2. start mc on the console
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
the default locale isn't chosen based purely on mc ;-)
I believe we're working on an mc fix.
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)
Created attachment 90327 [details]
Midnight Commander in X with misaligned character in middle of screen.
Looks much better now in Red Hat 9.
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.