Originally Posted by malloc
I actually tried LC_ALL too, LANGUAGE is not set, and what is locale supposed to do besides getting information?
Only to clarify things a bit, you could read parts 7. Locale
and 8.2 Internationalization Variables
of the POSIX standard. The locale
command's purpose is to get
locale-specific information, it does not set anything. The LANGUAGE
variable is a gettext's extension, only intended to specify a priority list of languages.
Someone could maybe give you more hints if you say specifically for which application(s)/file(s) you want to change the character encoding.