[Alpine-info] problems with accented characters
morgan at orst.edu
Wed May 21 09:50:46 PDT 2008
On Wed, 21 May 2008, Pierre Frenkiel wrote:
> 2/ Wrong display of accented characters
> The problem actually came from xterm, even after installing the
> debian package xfonts-efonts-unicode
> I discovered that using uxterm instead of xterm miraculously
> solves it.
> There is still one thing which looks like an alpine bug(or at least
> of the ubuntu implementation): The LANG variable is not used.
> With LANG=UTF-8 and display_character-set unset, the display
> of UTF-8 mails should be OK, but I get
> The following text is in the "UTF-8" character set. ]
> [ Your display is set for the "ANSI_X3.4-1968" character set. ]
> [ Some characters may be displayed incorrectly. ]
> Thanks again for your help.
I believe you need to set "LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8".
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