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Bug 80863 - About chinese in console ( NOT in X Window )
Summary: About chinese in console ( NOT in X Window )
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: console-tools
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Eido Inoue
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-01 10:27 UTC by sjinny
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:49 UTC (History)
0 users

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Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2004-08-23 21:00:00 UTC

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Description sjinny 2003-01-01 10:27:26 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; zh-CN; rv:1.3a) Gecko/20021207

Description of problem:
> I choose Chinese language support and use Chinese when I install Redhat
> 8.0 with my disks.
> when I use some system config tools such as  "setup" under console (NOT
> in X Window) I see the text can't be display correctly.I think those is
> Chinese.
> I know a software can display Chinese that is call "zhcon".
> Here are the web about zhcon.
> I hope you can see whether it is good to add zhcon into Redhat.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.choose chinese as the language of the system
2.log in as root under the console in text mode ( NOT in X Window )
3.type "setup"

Actual Results:  the "setup" runs but display chinese incorrectly

Expected Results:  display chinese correctly

Additional info:

Comment 1 Eido Inoue 2004-08-23 21:00:00 UTC
bterm can be used as a workaround for utf-8 chinese (and other
hanxi/hanja/kanji base languages).

however, setup and the other terminals, for chinese, should be run in
gnome-terminal or something similar for the best support.

the next release should have a console based CJK solution.

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