Filename Charset issue with Terminal and Nautilus
carthik at gmail.com
Fri Dec 15 19:31:19 UTC 2006
I have a few filenames that never display properly in Nautilus and the
terminal. In Nautilus, rectangles are shown instead of the character.
In the terminal a "^" is shown instead of the character. I thought
perhaps the encoding is latin and I need to change it to UTF-8, so I
tried using convmv to do this. However, convmv says the names are
already UTF-8. So then I think maybe my Locale settings are wrong, but
UTF-8 is all over my locale settings. The following is an example:
carthik at gabriel:/media/IOMEGA_HDD/music $ convmv -f iso-8859-1 -t utf8 H*sker*
Starting a dry run without changes...
Skipping, already UTF-8: ./Hsker D
No changes to your files done. Use --notest to finally rename the files.
carthik at gabriel:/media/IOMEGA_HDD/music $ echo $LOCALE
carthik at gabriel:/media/IOMEGA_HDD/music $ locale
1) How do I get the characters to display properly, what am I missing?
2) How can I find out the encoding used in a filename - is there a
utility that will tell me " this filename is utf-8 and that one is
Thank you for your help,
University of Central Florida
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