finger doesn't support utf8 characters

Bug #461354 reported by Alkis Georgopoulos
This bug affects 3 people
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bsd-finger (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I don't know if anyone will ever find the time to update finger to support utf8, but I think a bug should be filed nonetheless..
Ubuntu version: Karmic RC.

alkisg@alkis:~$ getent passwd alkisg
alkisg:x:1010:1010:Άλκης Γεωργόπουλος,,,:/home/alkisg:/bin/bash

alkisg@alkis:~$ finger
Login Name Tty Idle Login Time Office Office Phone
alkisg �M-^Fλκη�M-^B �M-^Sε�M-^I�M-^Aγ� tty7 2:14 Oct 26 16:45 (:0)

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in bsd-finger (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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V字龍(Vdragon) (vdragon) wrote :

system_admin@Vdragon-PC1:~/下載/lplinux$ getent passwd Vdragon

system_admin@Vdragon-PC1:~/下載/lplinux$ finger Vdragon
Login: Vdragon Name: �M-^^M-^W�M-^MM-^Z��M-^A
Directory: /home/Vdragon Shell: /bin/bash
Never logged in.
No mail.
No Plan.

on ubuntu 13.04 daily build
Sorry for a "+1, me too!" kind of comment

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Dweia (dweia) wrote :

Bug still present in Ubuntu 14.04 - a working patch to the bug was already made in 2005 though:

(The only line that needs to be corrected is the position of the #include <locale.h>)
(See attachment for patch that works in Ubuntu)

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Ubuntu Foundations Team Bug Bot (crichton) wrote :

The attachment "Patch to display UTF-8 characters correctly" seems to be a patch. If it isn't, please remove the "patch" flag from the attachment, remove the "patch" tag, and if you are a member of the ~ubuntu-reviewers, unsubscribe the team.

[This is an automated message performed by a Launchpad user owned by ~brian-murray, for any issues please contact him.]

tags: added: patch
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Lucas De Angelis (ldeangelis) wrote :

This bug is still here in Ubuntu 20.04. Is there anything I could do to help to add the patch and fix the bug?

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