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Re: problem deleting special chars

"Hartwig, Thomas" wrote:
> since my installation of zsh 4.1.1, I have problems deleting special 
> chars in the shell. I use german layout keyboard and deleting of umlauts 
> like "ä", "ü" does not work any more. If I want to delete such a char I 
> have to press the backspace key twice and the position of the cursor is 
> broken. I used zsh version below 4.0 before, so I can't tell exactly at 
> which version this happend. This is independent from the settings of the 
>   shell, I tested this without a zshrc as well.

Unfortunately, zsh doesn't have full support for the UTF-8 character
encoding. It is also the case that it never has done. Did you upgrade
more than just zsh? Having to press backspace twice makes sense
because, characters like ä are represented using 2 bytes in UTF-8.

> $ echo $LANG
> en_US.UTF-8 (other language settings tested as well)

To try other language settings, did you just assign to LANG? The
trouble is that your xterm is probably running in the UTF-8 locale and
changing LANG from zsh won't change that. LANG needs to be set in
xterm's environment when it runs.


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