[Bug 257905] misc/schilytools Character � displayed instead of ö

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Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2021 08:52:27 +0000
https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=257905

--- Comment #3 from Jörg Schilling <schily_at_schily.net> ---
If you setup a correct locale or use better software, this problem does not
exist.

The files are using the central Europe standard encoding ISO8859-1 that is
using an encoding that is identical to the low 8 bits of UNICODE.

The problem is UTF-8 software with insufficient behavior.

If you e.g use a better pager software (like the pager "p" from the
schilytools), it will correctly display my name. If your pager does not do that
correctly, did you consider making a bug report against that pager?

BTW: Similar support could be added to the rendering machines in e.g. xterm.

Another way to deal with your locale rendering problem would be to install *.mo
files. If you would help with creating translation files, I would be willing to
add gettext() support to the tools that do not yet have it.

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