On Tuesday 05 January 2010 23:13:40 Foss User wrote: > On my terminal (PuTTY terminal), I see that the quotes are displayed > incorrectly. They appear as a with a caret over it. Here is an output: > > debian:~# echo $LANG > en_IN > debian:~# gcc a.c > a.c: In function âmainâ: > a.c:6: error: âasâ undeclared (first use in this function) > a.c:6: error: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once > a.c:6: error: for each function it appears in.) Most likely the charset/encoding used by the en_IN locale is not what your terminal is expecting. I'm not sure what the default charset/encoding is for en_IN. However, most terminal software has support for unicode/utf-8 and may default to it. If that's the case with puTTY (IIRC, it is), you might try using the en_IN.utf8 locale instead, and configuring your terminal to expect utf-8 and render unicode. > Currently, I am fixing by changing the LANG to en_US like this: > > debian:~# export LANG=en_US > debian:~# gcc a.c > a.c: In function 'main': > a.c:6: error: 'as' undeclared (first use in this function) > a.c:6: error: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once > a.c:6: error: for each function it appears in.) > debian:~# en_US usually does not need characters outside of the (7-bit) ASCII character set, and many charset/encoding combinations are compatible with (7-bit) ASCII. This results in en_US rendering the vast majority of characters correctly no matter what your terminal is expecting. There are a few less-used characters in the en_US locale, most notably the one-half faction, the one-quarter fraction, the copyright symbol, and the trademark and registered trademark symbols. If your terminal is expecting unicode/utf-8, it will not render these correctly in the en_US locale, but will in the en_US.utf8 locale. <rant stlye="addled bemoaning"> Locales, Character Sets, and Character Encodings are a bit of a pain. (7-bit) ASCII works almost everywhere, but anything outside of that range depends on everything in the chain between your terminal and the program you are running to be in-sync. I know, I have 2 UNIX "jump boxes", 2 different versions of GNU screen, and 2 different implementations of SSH between my terminal (Konsole for KDE 4) and the Linux system I edit code on. Heaven forbid I try and use the applications I'm modifying (say, to test), since they *require* the use of function keys and use a pre-curses-standardization library for "graphical" text-mode user-interfaces. </rant> -- Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. ,= ,-_-. =. firstname.lastname@example.org ((_/)o o(\_)) ICQ: 514984 YM/AIM: DaTwinkDaddy `-'(. .)`-' http://iguanasuicide.net/ \_/
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