tr(1) and LANG=de_DE.UTF-8

Christian Weisgerber naddy at
Sun Nov 1 16:25:09 UTC 2015

On 2015-10-29, Matthias Apitz <guru at> wrote:

> I know that the man page of tr(1) contains a hint about the LANG and
> environment(7), but would not expect that this means that I can't change
> a single byte, octal given value, only for the reason that \357 is not a valid
> Unicode code point.
> Any ideas/comments on this?

POSIX jabbers something about "multi-character collating elements",
which seems related, but I don't understand it.

Christian "naddy" Weisgerber                          naddy at

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