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Re: character encoding

On Mon, Dec 31, 2007 at 03:08:24PM -0800, Kelly Clowers wrote:
> On Dec 31, 2007 1:41 PM, ChadDavis <chadmichaeldavis@gmail.com> wrote:
> > When I run 'ls' on a given directory, some of the file names show a question
> > mark in the place of a non-supported character.  In trying to understand
> > what is happening, I find that I don't understand a couple of fundamentals.
> >
> > 1) what is the default encoding of my debian system?
> On new Etch installs, UTF-8 is the default. On older systems, it depends
> on you locale (I'm not sure if a system upgraded to Etch would be UTF-8
> or not). In the US it would be ISO-8859-1 or ISO-8859-15, I think. Use the
> command "locale" and see what it says. Mine says en_US.UTF-8

I've found that if I generate an utf-8 locale it messes up the little
arrows in mutt's index. Also a lot of manpages don't show correctly.

I have to set LC_CTYPE to a non utf-8 locale.

But I wonder if it is also the choice of console font.

> There are programs that can convert between encodings, including the
> "convmv" package, which converts only filenames, the package
> "utf8-migration-tool" and the "recode" package.

root@box:~# apt-cache show utf8-migration-tool
W: Unable to locate package utf8-migration-tool
E: No packages found

I'm running an up to date Etch system.


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