[Alpine-info] Foreign Characters?
morgan at orst.edu
Mon Jan 12 12:57:52 PST 2009
On Mon, 12 Jan 2009, Dan Mahoney, System Admin wrote:
> Assume that I want foreign characters to display correctly, in
> alpine/pine. Right now I get either (literally) ??????? or some mixture
> of odd high-ascii characters and inverse-diamond-?????'s
> Also, assume that I use screen, and that I'm connecting from another
> system over ssh
> Soup-to-nuts, what is it I need to do on my:
> a) local system (ubuntu with gnome-terminal)
I use xterm, but basically you need to put gnome-terminal in UTF8 mode.
> b) remote system (freebsd 6.x)
In your login script, set LANG=en_US.UTF-8
> c) screen/termcap
I don't think anything needs to change here.
> d) alpine/pine
Alpine will display UTF-8 by default once the LANG environment variable is
set. Pine won't work with UTF-8, in my experience.
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