Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.


  Search this Thread
Old 06-10-2005, 08:40 PM   #1
Registered: Jan 2003
Distribution: debian, FreeBSD
Posts: 120

Rep: Reputation: 15
gnome-terminal wrong charset (ANSI_X3.4-1986 not ISO-8859-1).


My gnome-terminal has set ANSI_X3.4-1986 as its current locale. I want to permanently change it to ISO-8859-1. I can do it temporearly by choosing Terminal -> Set Character Encoding -> Western (ISO-8859-1). I added ISO-8859-1 myself. Can anybody please help me with this problem?

- omes
Old 06-10-2005, 10:55 PM   #2
Simon Bridge
LQ Guru
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Waiheke NZ
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 9,211

Rep: Reputation: 198Reputation: 198
You want to set the deafult character encoding in the gnome terminal.
Here is a relaed issue:

Here's more direct...

Apparently unrelated issues can hold clues... like:

Seems you can change encoding with the default locale - see man locale for details.

However, in general, it seems gnome dosn't want users setting up broken processes by changing the default encoding.

However: you question says "wrong charset". Are you sure it is the encoding you want to change? Perhaps you want to change the font (edit profile)? Though I admit that anything other than UTF-8 as default is odd ...

Last edited by Simon Bridge; 06-10-2005 at 10:57 PM.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Suse and ISO-8859-15 charset badbunny Linux - Newbie 2 10-21-2005 04:44 AM
Scary: ISO-8859-1 and 666 primo General 2 08-28-2005 05:49 AM
emacs 21.3 and iso-8859-15 locale otoomet Linux - Software 0 11-01-2004 06:33 AM
Problem with UTF-8 and ISO-8859-1 dasenjo Linux - Software 0 06-22-2003 01:14 AM
iso 8859 or iso 9960 tsundram Linux - Newbie 16 02-22-2002 11:32 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:56 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration