Bug 86511 - virtual terminals 7-12 display cyrillic chars vice color/bold
Summary: virtual terminals 7-12 display cyrillic chars vice color/bold
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: groff
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Thomas Woerner
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-03-24 22:33 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:52 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-06-14 16:02:26 UTC

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Description Need Real Name 2003-03-24 22:33:40 UTC
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Description of problem:
Virtual terminals 7-11 enabled via inittab (or openvt -c11 bash).  Data
displayed on these terminals that is intended to be in color or bold is
displayed in the proper color (or bold), but with cyrillic characters. (e.g.
output of ls, vi, or man)

man foo | col -b gives correct characters, but no bold
ls --color=never gives correct characters, but no color

stty -a produces same data for all virtual terminals

LC_ALL can be defined to en_US.UTF-8  with no effect

Problem does not exist with RedHat 7.3 (/etc/termcap is same on both systems)

Some unknown action can remove problem temporarily.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Login to vt 7 -> 11  (or openvt -c10 bsah..)
2. vi anyfile    or ls  (--color=auto)  with files that are exec or directories
3. or...man man

Actual Results:  any text that is intended to be bold or in color is so, but the
characters are cyrillic

Expected Results:  expected Latin

Additional info:

Comment 1 Miloslav Trmac 2003-03-25 13:21:25 UTC
This is in /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit, you might want to try adding numbers
to the "2 3 4 5 6" below.

 # Load system font
 if [ -x /sbin/setsysfont ]; then
    [ -f /etc/sysconfig/i18n ] && . /etc/sysconfig/i18n
    for i in 2 3 4 5 6; do
      > /dev/tty$i
    case "$LANG" in
        action $"Setting default font ($SYSFONT): " /bin/unicode_start $SYSFONT
        action $"Setting default font ($SYSFONT): " /sbin/setsysfont

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