Subject: Re: displaying iso-8859-1 characters naturally with less?
To: John Kohl <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/25/1998 21:03:50
On Oct 24, John Kohl wrote
> Is there a LANG I can set which will tell less(1) to display ISO-8859-1
> characters naturally, and not as <XX> hex codes?
> I tried "fr" but that doesn't work :(

LC_CTYPE=iso_8859_1, and install the /usr/share/locale/iso_8859_1
from /pub/NetBSD/arch/i386/french. This way you'll have ISO-8859-1 in
less and all other utilities (such as vi :)

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.