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Re: Charset of the Aptitude reference manual

On Tue, Dec 01, 2009 at 05:35:01PM EST, Celejar wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.


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