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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".


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