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FS#15710 - [links] does not support utf8

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Sergej Pupykin (sergej) - Tuesday, 28 July 2009, 12:08 GMT
Last edited by Andrea Scarpino (BaSh) - Friday, 30 October 2009, 11:08 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages: Core
Status Closed
Assigned To Eric Belanger (Snowman)
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 1
Private No


links does not work properly in utf8 terminals

You can get utf8 patch from links-utf8 package:
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Closed by  Andrea Scarpino (BaSh)
Friday, 30 October 2009, 11:08 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  links-2.2-3 in testing has utf8 support
Comment by Sergej Pupykin (sergej) - Tuesday, 28 July 2009, 12:10 GMT Comment by Laszlo Papp (djszapi) - Saturday, 03 October 2009, 22:39 GMT
It would be nice if it utf8 support was involved in fact.
I think it's basic requirement nowadays.
Comment by Eric Belanger (Snowman) - Monday, 26 October 2009, 22:34 GMT
I only get accents when using the graphics option -g (it even works with the unpatched links-g package). Without it, I can't see any difference between the links in core and the links-utf8 package. If you can get accents or utf8 characters, without the -g option, can you give me a website that works with links-utf8 but doesn't work with links in core.
Comment by Sergej Pupykin (sergej) - Tuesday, 27 October 2009, 07:41 GMT for example does not work in textmode links, but works in links-utf8
Comment by Eric Belanger (Snowman) - Wednesday, 28 October 2009, 04:48 GMT
Still doesn't work. The text is not displayed in cylliric characters as it should. I guess that's the expected behavior, right? There's probably something wrong in my setup. I just started using utf8 recently and don't have much experience using different locales.

Here's what I did. Let me know if I am doing something wrong.

I've uncommented:
ru_RU.UTF-8 UTF-8
ru_RU ISO-8859-5
in /etc/locale.gen and ran locale-gen. Then built and installed links-utf8. I am using urxvt for the terminal with the dejavu font.
Command line: $ LOCALE=ru_RU.utf8 links
Comment by Sergej Pupykin (sergej) - Wednesday, 28 October 2009, 07:34 GMT
You should select Setup -> Charset -> KOI8-R in links

By default it use 7bit ascii and transliterates cyrillic chars to latin.
Comment by Eric Belanger (Snowman) - Friday, 30 October 2009, 01:32 GMT
links-2.2-3 in testing has utf8 support