Backspace and german umlauts (SVN 20080603)

Kevin Day thekevinday at
Mon Aug 18 05:56:59 PDT 2008

On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 4:34 AM, Joerg <lfs at> wrote:
> Hi there again,
> please, could just someone try out if the umlaut / backspace issue is
> reproducible on another system.
> Therefore use an empty command line on the console, enter 0252 with
> ALT-pressed on the NUMPAD (NUMLOCK active). When you see the umlaut hit
> backspace a few times and probably you can see that more chars are deleted
> than were entered.
> Thanks and greetings
> -Jörg

I have confirmed/reproduced this bug on my system.
Which is uClibc based.

readline 5.2
bash 3.2
kbd 1.12
libiconv 1.12

Those are the only relevant package versions I can imagine at this
time, but I have little or no knowledge of how the keymaps are
The default kmap in my kernel is compiled with UTF8 support as default

Kevin Day

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