Handling keyboard input on unix when locale set to utf-8

Janko Mivšek janko.mivsek at eranova.si
Wed Jan 16 12:45:26 UTC 2008

I second Danil question. Is there anyone willing to dig into a that 
problem? I am willing to help as much as I can, but I don't know VM nor 
Linux internals much. I jumped over C directly to Smalltalk, you know ... :)


danil osipchuk wrote:
> Hello, all.
> Many modern linux distros now use utf-8 locale as a default setting. 
> Also stock unix VM never seemed to handle unicode keyboard input under 
> this locale. Are there any plans to do it properly or linux users are 
> supposed to fix the VM themselves (by beating heads against of this 
> thread for example: 
> http://www.nabble.com/Unix-UTF8-input-td11050488.html )? May be anyone 
> has got a 'proper' VM already - it is hard to believe that such drawback 
> is not fixed long time ago.
> cheers,
>   Danil
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------

Janko Mivšek
Smalltalk Web Application Server

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