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Old 12-05-2007, 08:44 AM   #1
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Unhappy How to make konsole/terminal and emacs to recognize UTF-8 encoding?


I'm using Kubuntu 7.10.

When I use gcc to compile C programs, neither konsole nor the tty terminals nor emacs recognizes the UTF-8 encoded quotes in the output of gcc. However, if I redirect the output to a file and open with kate, it recognizes them.

Now if I set the environment variable LC_ALL=C, everything is fine in consoles and emacs, but kate loses UTF-8 recognition. So, I want a way to make Konsole, Terminals and emacs recognize and display the UTF-8 quotes properly rather than disabling UTF completely by setting LC_ALL.

Could someone tell me how to do it?
Old 12-05-2007, 10:28 AM   #2
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In konsole, does it work if you do:
Settings [menu] -> Encoding -> Unicode (utf8)
Old 12-05-2007, 10:35 AM   #3
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Ooops!! I missed it. Now Konsole is fine.

How about tty terminals and Emacs (both in GUI and terminal)?
Old 12-05-2007, 10:40 AM   #4
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I found for emacs too. Only TTY terminals are remaining.

For emacs I added the following line to ~/.emacs

(prefer-coding-system 'utf-8)


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