how can i use ISO-8859-1??

Dave Feustel dfeustel at
Tue Sep 9 18:08:16 UTC 2008

On Tue, Sep 09, 2008 at 12:14:47PM -0500, Lars Eighner wrote:
> On Tue, 9 Sep 2008, Roland Smith wrote:
>> On Mon, Sep 08, 2008 at 09:35:07PM -0700, Gary Kline wrote:
>>> 	Guys,
>>> 	This is one of the I've-been-meaning-to-ask questions;
>>> 	but other things keep happening that took precedence.  Now
>>> 	it's time to ask what are the voodoo commands to set up in my
>>> 	~/.zshrc or other initiation files (probably including my muttrc)
>>> 	that will let me print to stdout, characters like the "e-aigu"
>>> 	or "u-umlaut" and the currency pound or Euro?
> The euro is not in iso-8859-1, but iso-8859-15.  You need to
> load the appropriate fonts (at boot if you are root, see /etc/rc.conf)
> or use vidcontrol to load the iso fonts when you log in.  You
> need to set your TERM environmental variable to the appropriate
> value in your shell rc.  That might be cons25l1.  You can check out termcap
> from a link in /etc.
>> Why settle for ISO-8859-1? Switch to UTF-8 instead, wich can display a
>> much larger number of characters, and is becoming the standard.
> Because it is a hiddeous waste for most readers and writers of
> English and other European languages.

What ISO supports English, German, French, and Russian?

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