Linux Konsole does not show german Umlaute

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Deteros
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Linux Konsole does not show german Umlaute

Post by Deteros » 2014/08/15 11:03:06

The configured language is german:
$ localectl
System Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8
VC Keymap: de
X11 Layout: de
X11 Model: pc105


and the kde konsole shows german Umlaute as expected.

But after changing to the linux Konsole, for example with Ctrl-Alt-F2,
the german Umlaute öäüß are not shown correctly.

Typing 'loadkeys de-latin1' fixes the problem.

However, this is a bug - Fedora 20 for example configures
the keymap correctly.

Does someone know how to reconfigure CentOS, such that
it enables the german keymap at startup?

Deteros
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Re: Linux Konsole does not show german Umlaute

Post by Deteros » 2014/08/15 17:03:08

Some more research shows that the keyboard map is configured
in /etc/vconsole.conf, but this does not help
KEYMAP=de-latin1
FONT=latarcyrheb-sun16
Any idea?

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Re: Linux Konsole does not show german Umlaute

Post by Deteros » 2014/08/22 04:42:53


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Re: Linux Konsole does not show german Umlaute

Post by TrevorH » 2014/08/22 08:08:13

To get this fixed you would need to raise a bugzilla on bugzilla.redhat.com. CentOS do not fix bugs in code, only in packaging so if you want it fixed you will need it fixed in RHEL.
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Re: Linux Konsole does not show german Umlaute

Post by chemal » 2014/08/22 17:46:12

For F20 this is tracked at https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=994180.

If I got it right, a workaround is to edit /etc/vconsole.conf and /etc/locale.conf. Then recreate your initramfs with 'dracut -f' and reboot.

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