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Re: changelog names are not displayed properly

On Tue, Aug 30, 2005 at 11:25:09PM +0200, Jan C. Nordholz wrote:
> Hi,
> debian package changelogs are encoded in Unicode, where every character
> with an ASCII value > 128 is represented as two bytes. To properly read
> such files, invoke a terminal emulator in Unicode mode - e.g. xterm has a
> wrapper script "uxterm" which does just that, provided you have configured
> at least one UTF locale ('locale -a' shows all configured locales, and
> 'dpkg-reconfigure locales' will let you re-choose).

PS: The libc6 package contains a binary "iconv" which lets you convert
files from one encoding to another, eliminating the need to reconfigure
your terminal emulators... so

zcat /usr/share/doc/.../changelog.Debian.gz | iconv -f utf-8 -t iso8859-15 | less

should do the trick.



Jan C. Nordholz
<jckn At gmx net>

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