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[alpine-devel] problem with UTF-8 on console

From: Jens Vehlhaber <jens_at_eisfair.org>
Date: Thu, 02 May 2013 12:08:41 +0200

Hello developers

I have a problem with the UTF-8 support on the console. A simple test to
show you the problem: Install kbd package and with commands

# kbd_mode -u -C /dev/tty1; kbd_mode -u -C /dev/tty2 ...

set keyboard mode to Unicode. Now create a file with a German character
on its name. This produces the following result:

# touch Müller.txt
# ls
M??ller.txt


Another simple test with midnight commander:

# mcedit /lib/kbd/consoletrans/utflist
- Press F7 for search function
- Type the German character 'ä'
- The input field show '??'!
- After pressing enter key, mcedit finds the correct entry

   '00e4 ä LATIN SMALL LETTER A WITH DIAERESIS'


(tested with version alpinelinux 2.4.10 and 2.5.4)


I miss the locale files for correct usage of UTF-8 characters on the
limited console character set.


Kind regards,
Jens



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Received on Thu May 02 2013 - 12:08:41 UTC