Switching to UTF-8 [Was: euro support in ubuntu]

Jeff Waugh jeff.waugh at canonical.com
Thu Sep 16 15:09:47 UTC 2004

<quote who="Bdale Garbee">

> For those of us who are less aware of the details of locale handling than
> we might like to be, is there a cookbook/howto somewhere that explains
> what needs to be done to switch to UTF-8, starting from a US/English
> installation?

Sure, it is actually really straightforward:

  * sudo dpkg-reconfigure locales

  * Select the UTF-8 version of your preferred locales, ie. en_US.UTF-8

  * Deselect all the others

Let us know if you find any wacky console rendering bugs (GNOME supports
UTF-8 through and through), so we can go and fix them during Hoary. :-)


- Jeff

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