Subject: pkg/13273: rxvt has multibyte characters disabled
To: None <>
From: Martin Husemann <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 06/21/2001 11:41:59
>Number:         13273
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       rxvt has multibyte characters disabled
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Jun 21 02:40:00 PDT 2001
>Originator:     Martin Husemann
>Release:        -current (1.5W)
System: NetBSD 1.5W NetBSD 1.5W (PORTER) #1: Tue Jun 19 20:57:15 MEST 2001 i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386

The x11/rxvt package has support for multibyte character glyphs disabled
(--enable-languages was removed from CONFIGURE_ARGS), because this support
is not done properly.

It is always enabled at runtime, regardless of the locale currently active.
This breaks rxvt for users of singlebyte locales which need non-ASCII
characters (> 127).


Configure rxvt with --enable-languages and try to enter some german


Before support for this is enabled in the pkg, someone needs to fix the
handling for singlebyte locales.