UTF-8 doesn't display all characters correctly in VC

Bob Nielsen nielsen at oz.net
Mon Aug 29 04:54:22 CDT 2005

On Mon, Aug 29, 2005 at 08:26:03AM +0200, Martin Pitt wrote:
> Hi!
> Bob Nielsen [2005-08-26  9:49 -0700]:
> > > I start mutt with 'LANG=en mutt', which resolves the problem. The issue 
> > > AFAIK is that the VC doesn't have the right font to support all of the 
> > > Unicode characters used in the UTF-8 setting.
> > 
> > That works, thanks!  I put "alias mutt = 'LANG=en mutt'" and the 
> > equivalent for mc in my ~/.bash_profile.  I'm wondering if it would make 
> > sense to use a different locale for VC operations.
> Please rather call "unicode_start" and leave the locale alone (Unicode
> is usually prefered and works fine after unicode_start).
> This command is usually not necessary on VC 1, just on all further
> VCs. This is a known bug somewhere in Bugzilla.

Thanks for the information.  I seem to need it on VC 1 also.  It works 
on mutt other and other applications using libncurses, but not mc (the 
LANG= trick doesn't work in combination with unicode, either).  
Hopefully the bug will be addressed soon.

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