[CentOS] Correctly displaying different charsets in Gnome-Terminal

Niki Kovacs contact at kikinovak.net
Sun Nov 18 14:29:45 UTC 2007

Niki Kovacs a écrit :
> Hi,
> I'm using CentOS 5.0 with GNOME on almost all my desktops. My system is 
> in french, so the default charset ($LANG) is fr_FR.UTF-8.
> I'm in charge of our public library database server, running Debian 
> Sarge. It's mainly running a LAMP server with a few extra PHP modules, 
> and it's hosting our library management software. Since the app refuses 
> to work correctly with UTF-8, I set the general system locale on the 
> server to fr_FR at euro (ISO-8859-1).
> When I administrate that server remotely from, say, a desktop running 
> Slackware (which defaults to ISO, not Unicode), characters in the 
> console get displayed correctly. For example, 'less /root/ChangeLog.txt' 
> will display my ChangeLog file (with french special characters) 
> correctly. But when I open an SSH session on my CentOS machine in a 
> GNOME Terminal, the french special characters are all replaced by 
> inverted question marks. And the same goes for the MySQL monitor: all 
> the french characters in the entries (é, à, ç, ù, ...) are incorrectly 
> displayed.
> Q: how can I display all that correctly from within my Gnome Terminal?

's OK, I just found out. I blanked out the menu, and the right-click 
menu leaves some items out.



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