how can i use ISO-8859-1??
kline at thought.org
Tue Sep 9 21:47:42 UTC 2008
On Tue, Sep 09, 2008 at 06:54:56PM +0200, 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?
> 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.
> I added the following to the 'setenv' section of the 'default' profile
> in login.conf:
> AFAICT, the console doesn't have UTF-8 fonts (yet?). But that doesn't
> bother me because I always use X anyway.
> So I added the following to my ~/.xinitrc as well:
> export LANG=en_US.UTF-8
> I installed the rxvt-unicode terminal emulator because it's a lot
> lighter then xterm, although both should handle UTF-8. You should use a
> unicode font though. I put the following in my ~/.Xresources:
I had something like what you've got below all the years I used
Ctwm, either in ~/.xinitrc or ~/.Xresources. With more
customization in ~/.ctwmrc. Now I'm using primarily KDE and used
to their Konsole hack of xterm. Any idea of a URL that has this
level of utf-8 for konsole?
> ! for xterm
> XTerm*foreground: white
> XTerm*background: #010040
> XTerm*utf8: 2
[[ saved away ]]
> Rxvt*font: -misc-fixed-medium-r-normal--14-130-75-75-c-70-iso10646-1
> urxvt_transp*font: -misc-fixed-medium-r-normal--14-130-75-75-c-70-iso10646-1
> Rxvt*title: Shell
> Rxvt*scrollBar: False
> Rxvt*saveLines: 0
> The critical part is the font specification; it should end with iso10646-1.
I used some times-new-roman, but it shouldn't matter as long as
either xterm on konsole is there. I hope!
> My /etc/csh.cshrc has some settings for less:
> setenv LESSOPEN '|/usr/bin/lesspipe.sh %s'
> setenv LESSCHARSET utf-8
> Mutt has to be told as well, in ~/.muttrc:
> set charset="utf-8"
> set send_charset="us-ascii:iso-8859-15:utf-8"
> In ~/.emacs.el(c) there are some settings as well:
> ;; Set language environment for MULE.
> (set-language-environment 'UTF-8)
> ;; My customization for text modes
> (defun my-text-mode-hook ()
> (auto-fill-mode 1)
> (show-paren-mode t)
> (activate-input-method 'rfc1345) ; Good input method for UTF-8
> (add-hook 'text-mode-hook 'my-text-mode-hook)
> Other programs you should look at are Firefox: edit -> preferences ->
> content tab -> Font & Colors, advanced button; default encoding ->
> select "Unicode (UTF-8)".
All done, thanks.
> Other programs may have settings for unicode, but these are the ones
> that spring to mind.
Oh, let me brag about 1/1000th of a bit and announce that after
decades of study [on-off] I can read a wee bit of French. Well,
given a French-> English diction to translate every third word,
:-) aint life great? Oui!
> R.F.Smith http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/
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