On Mon, Feb 11, 2008 at 02:07:07PM +0000, Peter Stephenson <pws@xxxxxxx> wrote: > Wael Nasreddine wrote: > > Thank you for your reply, but, set/unsetting multibyte opt has no > > effect but as said before when LANG is set to utf8 it doesn't work, > > for now I use LANG=en_US (iso-8859-1) it does work this way though I > > don't want to stick with this encoding, anyway here's some more > > info for you. > This is probably the key information: it suggests, unless you happen to > know otherwise, that the console simply doesn't support UTF-8 in its > current configuration. > There are two ingredients to being able to use an encoding: the > hardware is set up to display characters using it, and the software has > been told about it. LANG etc. deal with the latter, but have no effect > on the former. Smart terminal emulators will try to find the encoding > when they start up. You don't really have this option with a console. > My system (Fedora 8) has a unicode_start command; have you tried that? I tried both unicode_start and manually, I tried this whole HOWTO as well without any change :( does it work on your PC using the same prompt and LANG, LC_ALL are utf8?? : http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Make_your_system_use_unicode/utf-8 -- Wael Nasreddine http://wael.nasreddine.com PGP: 1024D/C8DD18A2 06F6 1622 4BC8 4CEB D724 DE12 5565 3945 C8DD 18A2 .: An infinite number of monkeys typing into GNU emacs, would never make a good program. (L. Torvalds 1995) :.
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