Re: Xfce, xfce4-terminal, and UTF-8 (now works)

From: Guido Falsi via freebsd-ports <>
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2021 07:51:21 UTC
On 12/07/21 02:50, George Mitchell wrote:
> On 12/31/20 3:11 PM, George Mitchell wrote:
>> I set LOCALE to en_US.UTF-8 and LC_CTYPE to C.  Upon login, I run
>> setxkbmap -option compose:lwin.  Consequently, I can enter all the
>> UTF-8 characters I need, such as é, ç, and even ™, into most X-based
>> programs I run.  When I first set this up, over a year ago, it also
>> worked for xfce4-terminal, but that stopped working earlier this
>> year.  (At this point, I can't tell you when exactly, because I
>> just worked around the problem with mousepad as necessary.)  Does
>> anyone know the correct fix for this?
>> Happy New Year, and let's all have a great FreeBSD-based 2021!
>> -- George
> Some time in the last six months UTF-8 started working again in
> xfce4-terminal (now at version 0.8.10_1, and xfce4-wm-4.16.1).
> I'm sorry I can't be more precise.  Thanks to whomever did the
> good work!                                            -- George

Great to hear this.

I have noticed XFCE upstream did a lot of work regarding 
internationalization, so it's quite posssible the updates that happened 
in the while did fix this too.

Guido Falsi <>