Subject: Re: rxvt, *term umlaut problem
To: Teemu Rinta-aho <>
From: Johan Danielsson <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 11/09/2000 13:53:32
Teemu Rinta-aho <> writes:

> Ok, here it is, I typed 'a', 'o', 'A' and 'O', and the
> same with umlauts on the line below.
> bsd:~> od -xc
> aoAO
> =E4=F6=C4=D6
> 0000000     6f61    4f41    e40a    c4f6    0ad6=20=20=20=20=20=20=20=
>            a   o   A   O  \n 344 366 304 326  \n=20=20=20=20=20=20=20=
> 0000012

This suggests that the problem is at application level. I don't know
what the canonical way to enable eight bit handling in bash is (I
still use 1.14 when I have to), but adding the following to your
.inputrc might help:

set meta-flag on
set convert-meta off
set output-meta on

Pine is beyond me.