DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2006-03
Re: UTF-8 & german keyboard
This is a late reply, but better late than never. ;-)
Matthias-Christian Ott <matthias.christian@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I'm new to DragonFly, I have several Problem with my keyboard. My
> preferred locale is en_GB.UTF-8 and I want to use UTF-8 as the input
> charset (vi, etc.), but it doesn't work . Some special characters
> (german umlaute) and e.g. the at character aren't recognised by
> the console and xorg (including urxvt), with en_GB.UTF-8 -- with
> LC_CTYPE_DE.ISO8859-1 everything works. How can I use en_GB.UTF-8 and
> type UTF-8 texts?
Syscons does not support multi-byte character encodings, so
you cannot use UTF-8 or any other unicode encoding natively
on the VGA text console.
I recommend you use ISO8859-1 or -ISO8859-15.
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