UTF-8 file + console
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Tue Mar 31 09:06:46 PDT 2009
On Tuesday 31 March 2009 12:48:19 Maciej Milewski wrote:
> Tuesday 31 March 2009 12:15:33 Paul B. Mahol napisał(a):
> > On 3/31/09, Thomas Dickey <dickey at radix.net> wrote:
> > > On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 11:36:32AM +0200, Paul B. Mahol wrote:
> > >> On 3/31/09, Arek Czereszewski <arek at wup-katowice.pl> wrote:
> > >> > Hi,
> > >> >
> > >> > I have php application in UTF-8 on server
> > >> > (in files are 4 languages: PL, SK, CZ and EN).
> > >> >
> > >> > Is there any chance to edit this files on console?
> > >> > Or should I edit files in Linux/Mac/Win editor with
> > >> > UTF support and upload then to server?
> > >>
> > >> You can edit them inside vim, but they will not be
> > >> displayed correctly.
> > >
> > > That might be a configuration issue rather than the program.
> > > ("EN" in particular ;-)
> > Generally speaking FreeBSD console doesnt support UTF-8. So even if
> > program (in this case vim) supports UTF-8 it will not work.
> What about editing with vim and setting manualy fileencoding=utf8?
> Next time you open this file vim should know that it is utf8 file or am I
To be absolutely clear:
the FreeBSD console does not support UTF-8, so if you're sitting at the box it
will not work. For one there is no font for unicode, for two, the tty code
does at present not know how to translate the characters into screen output
even if there was a font. Work is being done for this, though.
If you're ssh'd into the box using an xterm or variant on your desktop,
anything is possible as rendering the characters is the client's
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