[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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