Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 84781
default lynx.cfg should have utf-8 enabled
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:51:28 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.6 (X11; Linux i586; U;) Gecko/20020830
Description of problem:
In the default /etc/lynx.cfg one can find: #CHARACTER_SET:iso-8859-1, at least
in the German version of Red Hat Linux. I don't know what the default character
set of lynx is since this option isn't enabled. However, if I try to read German
internet sites, I'm not able to read the umlauts -- German special characters. I
thought RH 8 is entirely based on utf-8. That's why, I tried to set
CHARACTER_SET:utf-8 in the /etc/lynx.cfg file and enabled this option. Yep, now
I can read the German umlauts.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Lynx Programmversion 2.8.5dev.7 (06 Jan 2002)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open lynx at the prompt.
2. Try to read a German internet site like www.pro-linux.de.
Actual Results: All umlauts are "kauderwelsch" (not readable).
Expected Results: The umlauts should be readable.
Only if it is also linked with libncursesw
No such library is shipped in Red Hat Linux.
Not in 8.0; perhaps in 8.1, judging by progress on other bug reports.
Please cite bug number so I can mark the dependency down. Thanks.
77585, for example
That bug is closed, and doesn't seem to mention any intention to ship another
ncurses shared object.
so I see - if you're not going to fix this one either, then you
should just mark it close.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 110986 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.