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Old 01-16-2006, 01:33 PM   #1
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Wine: How do I input into a running Wine Program with Cyrillic Characters?

Dear All,
I am running a Lexicon (a Windows program) that I just run the
*.exe for. I want to input cyirillic (greek) characters into
this program. when I change the keyboard type to greek in Kcontrol
and type, each character comes out as a question mark.

Please help! I am running SuSE 10.0

Old 01-16-2006, 01:55 PM   #2
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I assume you have the appropriate kde-i18n package installed. if that's the case then on my system, wine works just fine in every locale (including RU)
Old 01-16-2006, 02:27 PM   #3
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I have just installed that... no go.
A bit more information:

When the program is expecting greek and I type in english keyboard layout,
it wires in all characters like: λίγο περισσότερο από την αντοχή, but no greek.
If it is expectin grek and I write in Greek keyboard layout, then it comes out
as all question marks!


Old 08-16-2009, 11:58 AM   #4
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Make an execute script as follows:

cd $HOME/.wine/drive_c/MGLEXICO/
LC_ALL=el_GR.utf8 wine POLYLEX.EXE


Check with the following command if the el_GR.utf8 is supported and, if not, replace it with your system's local for Greek.

locale -a


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