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Re: iBook 2 sterling symbol won't display in terminal windows



On Mon, 1 Nov 2004, Archie Maskill wrote:

> To answer my own post....
>
> On Mon, 1 Nov 2004 18:23:10 +0000, Archie Maskill <galepsus@gmail.com> wrote:
> > I'm trying to get the SHIFT+3 combination to produce the sterling
> > symbol in the console.  It works just fine in Firefox and other
> > applications, but not in terminal windows, so I think it's a
> > console-related problem.
>
> It's something to do with the pound sterling symbol having its 8th bit
> set, which sits rather uncomfortably with bash.
>
> I found this explanation:
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-user/2001/12/msg02977.html
>
> It involves adding a line to ~/.initrc, though this doesn't appear to
> make any kind of difference for me.  Will keep experimenting...
>

 Didn't see your original post, might be that you need to set a latin1
(or latin0/9 if you want to see euros too) font.  Alternatively,
http://www.kenmoffat.uklinux.net has uk keytables for the iBook2 for the
versions of console-tools and kbd that were current when I got my iBook.

Ken
-- 
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