UTF-8 problem in 8.0

J.R. Oldroyd fbsd at opal.com
Sat Jan 2 21:21:59 UTC 2010


On Fri, 1 Jan 2010 15:47:36 -0800, Derek Kulinski <takeda at takeda.tk> wrote:
>
> Hello,
> 
> After installing FreeBSD 8.0 I noticed that some characters aren't
> displayed correctly (it worked fine for 7.2).
> 
> Mainly the dash character is most noticeable (though it's possible
> it's more of them).
> 
> Example:
> env LANG=C man sh
> env LANG=pl_PL.UTF-8 man sh
> env LANG=en_US.UTF-8 man sh
> 
> The first command shows everything fine, the later two seem to show
> some unprintable character in place of every dash (i.e. in the second
> paragraph word "built-in", or the dashes that break up the words at
> the end of the line)
> 

My guess is you need to rebuild xterm with WITH_WIDE_CHARS
defined.  This used to be default but in Jan 2009, the option
was removed in the default build.

	-jr


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