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Re: Japanese fonts in gnome-terminal

On Wed, 2007-05-09 at 13:44 -0400, Victor Munoz wrote:
> On Wed, May 09, 2007 at 12:42:47PM -0400, Greg Folkert wrote:
> > You might want to change to an rxvt that does unicode or kxvt. It
> > appears that mutt/jed are having a tough time picking up the right
> > encoding from gnome-terminal. Some old hacks (from 2004) on the
> > jed-users mailing list show this for jed, fixing russian input and
> > reading issues. 
> > 
> > Sheesh: 
> > http://www.tlug.jp/craigoda/writings/linux-nihongo/node42.html
> > 
> > Long time for this problem to persist. Looks like a kanji enabled rxvt
> > is the ticket.
> > 
> > You might also want to submit a bug against gnome-terminal for this.
> Thanks for the tips, but I have been unable to make it work. I
> installed rxvt-ml, rxvt-unicode-ml, mrxvt-cjk, kterm, and nothing. All
> of them are able to show correctlty 'cat'-ted files, for instance, but
> none of them works with mutt+Japanese mails. At least in kterm I found
> a way to make a pop-up menu appear, so I could change the encoding,
> but still no luck. I noticed, in the link you gave, that this guy not
> only calls a kanji enabled terminal, but a kanji enabled mutt, which I
> could not find in Debian. Calling "mrxvt -km eucj/sjis" doesn't help
> either. 
> All this is very strange of course, as I had this working in sarge,
> and I recently tried successfully in Ubuntu, and I never needed
> anything else but some fonts, locales, and the usual
> mutt/jed/gnome-terminal. But if there's any other suggestion as to how
> to make this work in *any* terminal I would be more than grateful :-)

In .muttrc you might try:

        set send_charset="us-ascii:iso-8859-1:iso-2022-jp:utf-8"

You can add more.

Let us know.
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