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Bug#541291: console-setup: No special characters after update

Did you usually use a UTF-8 locale or a latin1 locale before?  It may
be that setupcon doesn't properly detect whether you're using a unicode
console or not.  This is configured in /etc/default/console-setup, maybe
the upgrade path didn't work for you.

Harald Braumann, le Thu 13 Aug 2009 13:31:51 +0200, a écrit :
> It is completely beyond me how setting an environment variable can
> influence keyboard/console output.

It can in that readline uses it to know how to process characters.

> It also makes it impossible for different users to use different locale
> settings.

They at least need to use either 8bit locales or UTF-8 locales,
according to the /etc/default/console-setup CHARMAP's parameter. The
POSIX locale can be both. Of course, don't expect to be able to type
non-ascii characters at the shell of a POSIX locale.


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