Re: Bug#122845: What happened to compose? - further information
On Sat, 8 Dec 2001, Matthias Klose wrote:
> Joey Hess writes:
> > Package: libreadline4
> > Version: 4.2a-2
> > Johann Spies wrote:
> > > I have further information: Typing in vim the compose key works, but
> > > not in bash. I can thus type ëê etc in vim, but not in bash.
> > >
> > > Any ideas on how to solve it?
> > I have the same problem, so it would seem that this is a problem
> > specific to bash, or to readline. Hmm, it's readline, the compose key
> > fails in other programs that use readline as well, producing just a beep
> > no matter what character I try to input (I tried ¡, ä, á, ß, etc). It
> > works fine in zsh, vim, xchat (gtk), etc. This is in an xterm.
> yes, it is specific. See /etc/inputrc. convert-meta has to be turned
Or better: Set LANG to an appropriate value and make sure it is
supported by /etc/locale.gen if you are using woody.