Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 85468
RedHat 8 no Scandinavian characters
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
Description of problem:
I cannot use Finnish characters in any documents/scripts using any supplied
editor even though I selected Finnish and English(GB) during installation. In
both KDE and Gnome I have selected Finnish keyboard. Have tried to use SETUP to
specify the keyboard to use to no avail.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Open an editor (kedit,gedit)
2.Write a script. For example PHP.
3.Use scandinavian characters and view using Mozilla.
Rubbish characters will result.
Since posting this message I have attempted many different clean installs always
with the same result. When I select FI-latin1 or SE-Latin1, during install and
set locale and keyboard correctly after install, RedHat8 refuses to use/show
Scandinavian characters in my programs/scripts when they run in the Internet.
RedHat 8 'ignores' browser character set selections by users of my programs. The
behaviour is not browser-dependant. During boot, Redhat boot scripts do not
accept some characters in the RedHat keytable. A typical boot log has been sent
to RedHat support. The log-on screen is in Finnish, KDE shows Finnish text as
does Gnome but obviously that is not enough for a programmer!
gedit probably saves in UTF-8, what encoding are you using in Mozilla?
We need to make a list of exact cases where things break, and then
break this bug into separate bugs for each app that has problems.
For example, if Mozilla defaults to an encoding other than the locale
encoding for viewing local files, that is probably wrong.
If you run the command "locale" what is the output?
Please move bug out of NEEDINFO if you add more details.
Closing as RHL8 is no longer relevant