[Bug 804] Locale character encoding disobeyed on interactive session

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Sun Feb 29 07:54:15 EST 2004


           Summary: Locale character encoding disobeyed on interactive
           Product: Portable OpenSSH
           Version: 3.8p1
          Platform: ix86
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: minor
          Priority: P4
         Component: ssh
        AssignedTo: openssh-bugs at mindrot.org
        ReportedBy: pawel at sakowski.eu.org

Take the following configuration:

local$ echo $LANG;locale charmap
local$ ssh user at remote
remote$ echo $LANG;locale charmap

Now, if I invoke any locale-aware application on the remote machine (tar --help
is enough), any non-ASCII letter it sends over the net (try to) appear on my
console encoded in ISO-8859-2, that is, contrary to my terminal's settings.

Note that it's perfectly valid in glibc to pick any character encoding for the
locale one wants to use.

I believe that the client and the server should agree on a common interpretation
of the octets sent over the net (server->client or vice versa) as characters and
provide some sort of on-the-fly conversion.

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