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Re: [Nano-devel] unicode test with nano

From: David Lawrence Ramsey
Subject: Re: [Nano-devel] unicode test with nano
Date: Thu, 06 Oct 2005 14:08:09 -0400
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Mike Frysinger wrote:


>when i load it up in nano (1.3.8 or latest cvs), the second letter in
>the name shows up as two characters instead of the slashed o ... nano
>is built with utf8 support which `nano --versions` confirms, and it is
>linked against libncursesw rather than libncurses ...
>if i open the file in vim-6.3.086, it shows up properly as 'Soren' (and
>the o has a slash through it like it should)
>sorry if this is kind of a basic question, ive tried to stay in my
>ASCII world for as long as possible ;)

No problem.  Is the current locale set to use UTF-8?  If not, nano won't
handle it properly, since it doesn't handle encodings that don't match
the current locale.  IIRC, vim works around this issue by converting the
file to the current locale's encoding.

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