Ingnores locale LC_CTYPE

Bug #39776 reported by Tero Karvinen on 2006-04-16
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
GNOME Terminal
Fix Released
vte (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Gnome-terminal ingnores locale LC_CTYPE.

To reproduce
1) Set LC_CTYPE=fi_FI.UTF-8", described in detail on

2) Applications: Accessories: Terminal (gnome-terminal)

3) $ echo "This is one word: päivää"
Double click between "iv".

What should happen: "päivää" should be selected, because it is one word. "Päivää" is hello in Finnish.

What actually happens: "iv" is selected.

What causes it: gnome-terminal ignores LC_CTYPE, and has it's own list of characters in gconf. 'gconf-editor', /apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/Default/word_chars is set by default to "-A-Za-z0-9,./?%&#:_". Instead of a list, gnome programs should respect locales.

Tollef Fog Heen (tfheen) on 2006-05-04
Changed in gnome-terminal:
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thanks for your bug. I've forwarded your issue upstream:

Changed in gnome-terminal:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

fixed upstream

Changed in gnome-terminal:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Changed in gnome-terminal:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Daniel Holbach (dholbach) wrote :

vte (1:0.13.3-0ubuntu1) edgy; urgency=low

  * New upstream release:
    - Fixed Bug "copy-paste of empty line"
    - Fixed Bug "Small UI tweak to select-by-word (only select only letter
      at a time for non-word characters)"
    - Fixed Bug "Patch to select localized strings exactly"
    - Fixed Bug "Race in vte leads to blocking of input."
    - Fixed Bug "Ctrl-space sends ' ', not NUL."
    - Fixed Bug "real transparency"
    - Fixed Bug "-no-undefined doesn't work with latest libtool"
    - Fixed Bug "vte does not respond to 'CSI 2 1 t' or 'CSI 2 0 t' with the
      correct window/icon title"

 -- Daniel Holbach <email address hidden> Tue, 11 Jul 2006 11:48:53 +0200

Changed in vte:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in gnome-terminal:
importance: Unknown → Medium
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