Re: how to see accented characters in gnome-terminal?
On Sun, Nov 10, 2002 at 05:39:57PM -0500, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 10, 2002 at 03:19:15PM -0500, Steve M. Robbins wrote:
> > However it is resolved, it seems to me that these things should "just
> > work" out of the box.
> I agree, of course. The problem is that for that to happen, all
> text must be either:
> - in Unicode
> - in some way encoding-tagged, if only implicitly by the current
> locale (though relying on the locale is very very fragile)
> For plain text files, often they don't qualify. A historical screwup
> we'll get fixed someday...
I should have mentioned originally that I have a locale defined that
uses ISO-8859-1 character set: I put "en_CA ISO-8859-1" in
/etc/locale.gen and ran locale-gen.
Setting LC_CTYPE=en_CA doesn't change the output of "man iso-8859-1".