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Old 11-11-2009, 02:28 PM   #1
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Question Change ISO to UTF?


I think I have to change my character set in order to use Turkish characters.

If I do echo $LANG in konsole it's en_US.

I use Slackware 13.0 in English but I need a character set for Turkish.

Which set do I need?
How do I change it?

Many thanks
Old 11-11-2009, 03:09 PM   #2
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edit /etc/profile.d/ to fit your needs if you want to change that globally
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thanks sahko.

edited the line with en_US.UTF-8

Could this cause any errors on my system? Has utf-8 any disadvantages?
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You can see the available locales with
$ locale -a
I cannot find en_US.UTF-8. I only find en_US.utf8. If it doesn't work, you should try to change.

I used utf8 so far and I don't experienced any problems. There were only a few C programs from school which didn't run until I rewrote it. They were programed and tested under Windows.


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