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bug #47380: nano does not work with Cyrillic on Windows

Submitter:  None
Submitted:  Thu 10 Mar 2016 05:32:13 PM UTC
Severity:  3 - Normal Status:  Need Info
Assigned to:  None Open/Closed:  Closed

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Mon 27 Nov 2017 08:29:12 PM UTC, comment #8: 

I have no way to support nano on Windows.  So... closing, to avoid the impression that we do.

Benno Schulenberg <bens>
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Sat 22 Jul 2017 07:52:17 PM UTC, comment #7: 

How do you try to type Cyrillic on Windows?  Do you use the righthand Alt key (because the Cyrillic characters are on the third level)?  Or do you switch keyboard layouts when you want to switch from writing English to writing some East-European language?

Are you using a UTF-8 locale?  That is, if you paste the following string into nano, "色は匂へど散りぬる -- Кирилица в днешно време -- მარგალური", does it display the three different scripts correctly?  Or do you get a bunch of Unknown-Command warnings instead?

Benno Schulenberg <bens>
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Tue 15 Mar 2016 02:07:57 PM UTC, comment #6: 

Benno, I cannot find any binary compiled for Windows between 1.2.4 and 2.0.3. I found only the sources (from 1.3.0 to 1.9.99pre3) here


If someone compile them it will be easy for me to test whether they work or not.

Mon 14 Mar 2016 08:07:02 PM UTC, comment #5: 

Hm...  So it wasn't the keyrebinding stuff that broke Cyrillic, because that arrived in 2.1.0.

Please try to find the latest version after 1.2.4 that still works with a Cyrillic keyboard layout.  Start somewhere in the middle between 1.2.4 and 2.0.3, and in that way narrow it down to a single version change.

Benno Schulenberg <bens>
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Mon 14 Mar 2016 05:56:43 PM UTC, comment #4: 

Benno, just to clarify: the English letters and Alt+<key> combinations work just fine in nano 2.5.3 for Windows. But I cannot type anything in Cyrillic.

I do not have a compiler on my computer so I cannot compile nano.

I didn't try any previous version of nano so I had no idea if it works with the Cyrillic or not. But right now I have tried nano 1.0.0 for Windows and noticed that I can type Cyrillic letter. The versions 1.0.9 and 1.2.4 also work with Cyrillic.

But the version 2.0.3 does not work with Cyrillic.

Sat 12 Mar 2016 04:37:17 PM UTC, comment #3: 

If you cannot type anything at all, then please provide the requested output file from a compilation with --enable-dubug.

And please answer the question: was there any earlier version where Cyrillic typing did work?

Benno Schulenberg <bens>
Group administrator
Sat 12 Mar 2016 12:07:10 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Benno, I didn't try the Linux version of Nano.

Yes, I cannot type anything at all. Not even plain Cyrillic text into an empty buffer.

Fri 11 Mar 2016 09:23:41 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Did any previous version of nano /do/ work with Cyrillic letters on Windows?

Do you mean you cannot type anything at all?  Not even plain Cyrillic text into an empty buffer?  Or is it just the Alt+<key> combinations that don't work?  Because that is what happens for me on Linux.  When I choose a Bulgarian or Ukrainian layout, for example, I can type stuff, I can save it, I can search for things -- everything that uses Ctrl+<key combinations works.  It is just all the Alt+<key> combinations that produce the "Unknown Command" message.

Trying to bind a Cyrillic character to a function in the nanorc file doesn't work (something like 'bind M-Ч nohelp main').

If you are able to compile nano yourself on Windows, then please ./configure it with --enable-debug, run it as 'src/nano 2>TRAIL' (or however that works on Windows), set your Cyrillic layout, and type the equivalent of Q W E, ^A ^S ^D, Alt+Z Alt+X Alt+C, and attach the resulting TRAIL file here.

Benno Schulenberg <bens>
Group administrator
Thu 10 Mar 2016 05:32:13 PM UTC, original submission:  

The windows version of nano 2.5.3 does not work with Cyrillic letters. When I try to type anything in Cyrillic it says:

[ Unknown Command ]



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