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Re: International Characters

On Tue, Oct 14, 2003 at 11:13:51AM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 14, 2003 at 02:57:09AM -0700, Tom wrote:
> > 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.
> When you type 'locale', what is the output? It really sounds like you
> have LC_CTYPE=C, i.e. ASCII-only.
> (That said, I'm not sure about gnome-terminal. I use pterm.)

Mystery solved.  It said blah="POSIX" for everything.

I guess when I configured locales I forgot to set the default
locale to en_US; strange, I'd learned some time ago I needed to
set that.  

Anyway, thanks for the info, I think the problem is crisply
resolved now.

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