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Re: International Characters

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On Tuesday 14 October 2003 15:03, Alex Malinovich wrote:
> On Mon, 2003-10-13 at 23:58, Tom wrote:
> > During locales setup I generate en_US ISO-8859-1 and en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8,
> > and set my default to "en_US".
> >
> > I'm a dumb american so I haven't done anything else special.  I want to
> > be able to see western european characters; I can't read chinese or
> > hebrew but it would be nice to at least see it.  Is there anything
> > obvious and simple I can do to "turn on" such features?
> 1) Most GUI applications, such as Galeon, will properly display all UTF
> characters. The problem comes in the fact that a lot of font sets do not
> have full UTF characters. This would be why you get the odd character
> codes most of the time.

Also keep in mind that especially asian people do not use UTF8 as encoding but their local one (SJIS, Big5, GB2312, etc.).
These ones are not compatible with UTF8 and you will only see garbage even if you have the right fonts installed.
For them to view in emails you have to use a mailclient which supports all these charsets and can change between them on the fly (like K-Mail does), and/or use a multi-charset taerminal, like mlterm where you can also change the encoding on the fly. But I don't know how mutt reacts on that.
European users mostly use ISO8859-1 or -15 which contains the Euro sign.

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