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Bug#337041: IUTF8 pseudo-terminal mode

On Mon, May 12, 2008 at 02:00:56AM +0200, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> On 2006-01-02 18:20:50 -0500, Jeffrey Hutzelman wrote:
> > One could argue that an SSH server running on such a system should look 
> > at the configured locale and configure the PTY appropriately, and that's  
> > probably even a good idea.
> What "configured locale"? The user may use a locale which is not the

Whatever the locale for that channel/session/whatever.

> default one at the system level. Perhaps you mean that the SSH client
> should propagate the locale (more precisely, the charmap) to the

SunSSH 1.1 does (by having the client set per-channel LANG/LC_*
environment variables).

It's less than perfect: the client has no idea what a client-side locale
maps to on the server side.

Also, it's not just character sets that matter, but language for
localization of messages, date formats, etc...


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