||03-13-2006 10:09 AM
gnome-terminal and character encoding problem
I have a problem with gnome-terminal and character encoding: it doesn't show special french characters even if LANG is set to "en_US.iso-8859-15".
Note that these characters show up perfectly in regular xterms.
Running a new gnome-terminal (as well as other applications) provides some warnings:
(gnome-terminal:2170): Gdk-WARNING **: locale not supported by Xlib
(gnome-terminal:2170): Gdk-WARNING **: can not set locale modifiers
Warning: locale not supported by Xlib, locale set to C
Gdk-WARNING **: locale not supported by Xlib, locale set to C
(acroread:2360): Gdk-WARNING **: locale not supported by Xlib
(acroread:2360): Gdk-WARNING **: can not set locale modifiers
A X application such xclock doesn't show these warnings...
My locale is:
I tried to search the web on this problem, it appears that others have similar problem with gnome-terminal, but I didn't find a convincing solution.
Moreover, if I set by hand in Terminal menu of gnome-terminal, the Character encoding to "Western (iso-8859-15)" instead of default "Current locale (UTF-8)", it work fine, but I found no way to set this once for all. No way as well to remove this "Current locale".
Any idea would be welcome. I'm becoming crazy with this stuff!