Re: Charset of the Aptitude reference manual
On Tue, Dec 01, 2009 at 05:35:01PM EST, Celejar wrote:
> When I look at the Aptitude manual (/usr/share/aptitude/README) using
> 'less' (in Xfce4 Terminal), I get undisplayable characters, shown as
> '<C2>'. 'file' says that the charset is 'ISO-8859 English text', so I
> tried preceding the 'less' invocation by 'LESSCHARSET=iso8859', and
> those characters are then shown as undisplayable glyphs (some sort of
> '?' symbols). In Iceweasel and vi(m), they're shown as 'Â'. What's
> with this file, and why are these characters not displayed correctly in
> any application on my system?
What version of debian?
What locale are you using?
OK, here (debian lenny & locale set to en_US.UTF-8) with:
$ iconv -f iso8859-1 -t utf-8 /usr/share/aptitude/README | less
$ vim -M /usr/share/aptitude/README
$ lynx /usr/share/aptitude/README
Variable results with Seamonkey, ELinks, less, more, etc.