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Bug 227997 - german umlauts gone in net-misc/suite3270-3.3.7
Summary: german umlauts gone in net-misc/suite3270-3.3.7
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High minor (vote)
Assignee: Robin Johnson
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-06-18 07:58 UTC by Enrico
Modified: 2008-06-24 13:57 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Enrico 2008-06-18 07:58:25 UTC
after update from 3.3.5_p8 to 3.3.7 german umlauts (ö,ä,ü,ß) are not working anymore.
i did a downgrade to 3.3.5_p8 and it works fine again.

Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 jieryn 2008-06-18 12:20:46 UTC
Please always paste your emerge --info when you create new bugs. Anyhow, this seems like an upstream bug. Which emulators is this happening in, x3270, c3270? I'm notifying upstream about this ticket so please include the details I've requested ASAP. Thanks! :)
Comment 2 Enrico 2008-06-18 13:08:47 UTC
emerge --info:
only x3270 is affected, c3270 is working fine

Thanks for sending it upstream ! :)
Comment 3 jieryn 2008-06-24 13:57:38 UTC
From the developer:

I have reproduced and figured out the bug.

The short-term workaround is to run always x3270 in a non-UTF-8 locale.  I.e., set LANG and LC_ALL to a non-UTF-8 value (e.g., "DE_de.iso-8859-15") before starting x3270.  This was documented (subsequently fixed) for c3270, but the problem was and is present in x3270 as well.

I am currently overhauling localization support for all of the 3270 tools to use Unicode internally, and to always be mindful of the character set and encoding of all text in and out.  This is no small project, so it might be a little while before it 'just works'.

I will add a note about this to the Known Bugs section of the x3270 webpage.


I hope this work around is good enough for you, otherwise I'm not sure what your options are... Sorry.