non-English character support

Mike Brown mike at
Sun Oct 30 18:37:42 PST 2005

Alex Teslik wrote:
> I was also wondering why there is no en_US.UTF8 in /usr/share/locale? Any
> guidence is much appreciated.
> I am using FreeBSD 4.10-RELEASE-p5.

In FreeBSD 4.x, the UTF-8 locale support files have to be installed from the
ports collection.

cd /usr/ports/misc/utf8locale
make install

You'll need to do this after each OS upgrade (unless you go to 5.x, under
which you should remove the port entirely).

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