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Re: Question about an old i18n bug in MC

Subject: Re: Question about an old i18n bug in MC
From: Rostislav Krasny
Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2005 07:40:47 +0200
On 7/10/05, Pavel Roskin <[email protected]> wrote:
> Quoting Rostislav Krasny <[email protected]>:
> 
> > Hi,
> >
> > There is a well know i18n bug in Midnight Commander 4.6.0 (and older).
> > It cannot display the help and hints properly in any russian localized
> > system that is using any cyrillic codepage, except a KOI8-R. Is this
> > bug already fixed in the 4.6.1-pre5 or is it going to be fixed in the
> > final 4.6.1 release of Midnight Commander?
> 
> No, it wasn't fixed and it won't be fixed in 4.6.1.  Fixing it would require
> support for charset translation, which is not standard across the OSes we
> support.

Charset translation could be implemented in the Midnight Commander
itself, independently from any OS. I wonder why it hadn't been done
yet?
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