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pkg/46527: x11/mlterm UTF8 support not working

>Number:         46527
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       x11/mlterm UTF8 support not working
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sun Jun 03 03:05:00 +0000 2012
>Originator:     Mayuresh
>Release:        6.0_BETA2
NetBSD laptop 6.0_BETA2 NetBSD 6.0_BETA2 (GENERIC) i386
Have been trying to make Devanagari (UTF8) fonts work on NetBSD with mlterm.

The issue has been discussed at length on upstream mailing list here:

Since they don't find any problem after all environment checks they suggested 
on above thread, the problem may be specific to NetBSD.
Try running mlterm and try rendering contents with Devanagari script.

May be copy paste the following text in terminal:


If you just see # or * character etc. it's not rendered properly.

Assuming you don't have familiarity with devnagari, cross check what you see 
with how above word is rendered in a web browser that supports UTF8. (The word 
is "Devanagari" itself.)

Not known, not known to upstream either as per cited mail thread.

Also suggest alternative terminals:

rxvt-unicode doesn't work either and its own documentation advises mlterm for 

konsole: Unable to try due to build issues with kde 4 as of now

gnome-terminal: Crashes on NetBSD 6

Also, in Linux world both konsole and gnome-terminal are known to work only 
partly for Devanagari.

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