No german "Umlaute"

Florian Diesch diesch at
Tue Sep 19 17:00:28 UTC 2006

Tobias <kuzum at> wrote:

> Dear Ubtuntu users
> got a serious problem with my ubuntu server 6.06 no xserver, and can
> not fix it any longer.
> as you can see, I use DE as my locale, the German "Umlaute" like äöü
> and the sharp "S" are displayed as a question mark.
> This is displayed on a console window. It happened one day to a other
> and I do not know what made it change.
> As far as I see the locales are set proper.
> could you give any suggestions?
> regards
> Tobias
> Abh?ngigkeitsbaum wird aufgebaut... Fertig
> Paket pico ist nicht verf?gbar, wird aber von einem anderen
> Paket referenziert. Das kann hei?en, dass das Paket fehlt, dass es veraltet
> ist oder nur aus einer anderen Quelle verf?gbar ist.
> cat /etc/environment
> PATH="/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/bin/X11$LANGUAGE="de_DE:de"
> LANG=de_DE
> # Do not edit within this region if you want your changes to be preserved
> # by debconf. Instead, make changes before the "### BEGIN DEBCONF SECTION
> # FOR localeconf" line, and/or after the "### END DEBCONF SECTION FOR
> # localeconf" line.
> LANG=de_DE.UTF-8
> ### END DEBCONF SECTION FOR localeconf
> # locale
> LANG=de_DE

de_DE uses ISO-8859-1
Try to find where you set $LANG to de_DE and change it to de_DE.UTF-8 or
change the setting in /etc/environment to use de_DE instead de_DE.UTF-8


More information about the ubuntu-users mailing list