Subject: Re: rxvt, *term umlaut problem
To: Teemu Rinta-aho <>
From: Andreas Almquist <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 11/09/2000 12:56:47
On Thu, 9 Nov 2000, Teemu Rinta-aho wrote:

> On 9 Nov 2000, Johan Danielsson wrote:
> > > five years now. Amazingly, I have trouble setting the rxvt, xterm or
> > > any other X terminal emulator to display umlauts (a, o with dots).
> > 
> > What's the symptom, don't you get anything, or stripped characters?
> For example, in bash, I don't even get blank characters.
> In pine (inside it's pico editor, writing this mail) I get
> blank characters. So, I don't see any characters.

In pine you may want to set character set to ISO-8859-1 or
ISO-8859-15. You find the setting in the bottom of the config list.

This should solve your problem at least in pine.

Also make sure your shell supports 8-bit characters. In tcsh you could se
this by checking the version env-variable.

almquist@karon [~]>echo $version
tcsh 6.09.00 (Astron) 1999-08-16 (i386-intel-FreeBSD) options 8b,nls,dl,al,sm,rh,color
(This is FreeBSD though, but should be the same)

Good luck.


> Teemu

Andreas Almquist,  -*- andreas DOT almquist AT home DOT se -*-

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