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Re: [Nano-devel] unicode test with nano

From: Jordi Mallach
Subject: Re: [Nano-devel] unicode test with nano
Date: Thu, 6 Oct 2005 21:44:13 +0200
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On Thu, Oct 06, 2005 at 02:08:09PM -0400, David Lawrence Ramsey wrote:
> >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.

Yup. Are you using the "C" locale, or a proper locale like en_US? Gentoo
surely ships UTF-8 English locales like en_US.UTF-8 and en_GB.UTF-8.

This is a nice step to do. If you read mail on a curses based email, you
will not see "?????" Subjects again. Instead, you'll get super-cool
Chinese, Cyrillic or Hebrew characters all over the place. Which is the
#1 feature Unicode brings to us text mode users. ;)

David, this is one of the most asked questions regarding nano's UTF-8
support. Do you think we could do cheats like vim in 1.6, or would that
be a major rewrite of the core?

Jordi Mallach PĂ©rez  --  Debian developer
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