UTF-8 problem

Bob Nielsen nielsen at oz.net
Fri Jul 22 19:06:26 UTC 2005

On Fri, Jul 22, 2005 at 02:08:37PM -0400, pestie wrote:
> I'm having the exact same problem. It happens in virutal consoles (which
> I still use a lot, especially on GUI-less servers) although I swear I've
> seen the same problem in konsole with Linux fonts/colors, too. The
> problem is as described above, but also affects apostrophes in man
> pages as well. If there's any workaround, up to and including disabling
> UTF-8 or whatever, I'd love to know. My locale is en-us anyway, so
> disabling any i18n crap wouldn't bother me. I just want ncurses apps
> and man pages to look sane again.

Me, too.

Back when I was using ISO-8859-1, everything was fine either in a 
VC or an xterm, while with UTF-8, an xterm displays things correctly 
while a VC does not (mc is particularly awful). Does anyone know the 
secret of getting UTF-8 to display ncurses stuff as is should look?


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