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Re: International Characters

On Tue, Oct 14, 2003, Tom wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 14, 2003 at 11:44:22AM +0200, Gavin Costello wrote:
> > On 14-Oct-2003 02:35AM -0700, Tom wrote:
> > > What I don't understand is, a lot of the European developers will send 
> > > an email with what is obviously a lowercase-grave-accent-e, which is 
> > > clearly supported by my fonts, but it shows up as ? in mutt (and 
> > > gnome-terminal, which I've set up for ISO8859-1).  Some of the german 
> > > characters are a bit more unusual, but all these fonts display OK at the 
> > > console, just not in X.  (Haven't reading European characters in Mutt at 
> > > console).  How come I can't see just the basic extended ASCII things?
> > ---end quoted text---
> > 
> > What is the output of mutt -v on your system?
> > 
> > If it doesn't contain "+LOCALES_HACK", you will probably need to
> > recompile mutt and pass the "--enable-locales-fix" parameter to the
> > configure command.
> I have -LOCALES_HACK, I'll try what you say.

If you're using the mutt deb package, look in
/usr/share/doc/mutt/README.Debian  at the top, there's info on
displaying characters.

I'm using mutt and see accented letters fine...  in /etc/environment ,
I have:


Maybe try that, log back in and restart X.

> Mutt aside, I've dropped out of X to type this.  I'm in Nano
> and will press F5 to insert a file containing the 1/2 character
> and uppercase-accent-E:
> [begin]
> ½É
> [end]
> When I do the same action from within gnome-terminal in X,
> I see ?? instead of the charcters.  How can I overcome that?
> AFAIK these are upper-ASCII, not UTF, chars.
> I cannot paste these upper-ascii characters into gnome-terminal,
> but they seem to work fine in Kate, gedit, and Mozilla.  ??

hmm... I just tried copy-pasting `½É` in gnome-terminal and it works...
hope you get it working.


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