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Old 10-25-2003, 07:33 PM   #1
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Unhappy Portuguese characters on Redhat 9 in english


Ive installed Redhat 9 and Im having some problems to send and receive portuguese characters (like , , ) on licq. Its very strange because I can type them, but people receive a trash character in the place of the real one and I receive a square and dont receive the next character (no matter if the next is an portuguese one)... If someone can help me I would be very gratefull.
 
Old 10-26-2003, 06:59 AM   #2
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Help, I don't know, sorry, but I think I know the cause of the problem.

RH uses UTF-8 character encoding. Many other systems use ISO-8859 encodings. For ordinary english characters, this isn't a problem. I becomes a problem when you want to use less common or local characters.

I suppose one way or solving the problem would be to change the encoding you use. I think you do it by editing /etc/sysconfig/i18n
I think the alternatives you can use can be found in /usr/lib/locale

Never tried, so I'm not certain.

Good luck!

Last edited by Starchild; 10-26-2003 at 08:12 AM.
 
Old 10-28-2003, 05:29 PM   #3
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Thanks, I've found a very simple solution: change the encoding setting on licq... thanks for the help!
 
Old 10-29-2003, 11:35 AM   #4
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Good to hear! That does sound like a better solution

My pleasure!
 
  


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