[CentOS] Locales and filenames

Alfred von Campe alfred at von-campe.com
Wed Oct 28 13:13:15 UTC 2009

On Oct 28, 2009, at 2:59, Mogens Kjaer wrote:

> If your locale is UTF8, íéèæøå would be multibyte characters.
> If your characters are one byte only, they are not UTF-8.

That was the key: the file was not UTF-8.

> vim knows how to handle this correctly:

Yes, it apparently does.  It almost appears to be magic how it  
figures this out...

> If you open the file with vi (you would see the text
> [converted] on the bottom line), and do:
> :set fileencoding=utf-8
> and write out the file again it should be converted so
> that cat displays it correctly.

Yes, it certainly does.  Thanks for the tip.  I guess I have a lot to  
learn about encodings...

> You can use the convmv script to convert filenames into
> utf-8 (yum install convmv).

I will check this out!


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