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Re: mc under Eterm

Subject: Re: mc under Eterm
From: Alessandro Magni
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2006 14:16:12 +0200
Pavel Tsekov wrote:
> On Mon, 25 Sep 2006, Pavel Tsekov wrote:
>> On Mon, 25 Sep 2006, Alessandro Magni wrote:
>>> Pavel Tsekov wrote:
>>>> On Mon, 25 Sep 2006, Alessandro Magni wrote:
>>>>> Hi everybody,
>>>>> I ran into a problem trying to switch my terminal from Konsole to 
>>>>> Eterm:
>>>>> my beloved mc (GNU Midnight Commander 4.6.1a) is now unable to 
>>>>> display
>>>>> graphic chars,
>>>> Is that the MC which comes with FC5 ? If that is the case I suspect
>>>> that it is an UTF-8 related issue. It would help if you provide the
>>>> output of "mc -V" and "echo $TERM".
>>> thanks for the quick reply!
>>> Yes, it is the FC5 rpm => mc-4.6.1a-12.FC5
>> Ok.
>>> # echo $TERM
>>> Eterm
>>> I'm sorry to be such a newbie not to know what a "UTF-8 issue"  is 
>>> ... ;-)
>> Basically, the Fedora rpm (as well as packages from several other 
>> vendors)
>> includes a set of patches which enable MC to work in a utf8-ized 
>> environment. Those patches are not part of the original MC code. Anyway,
>> my guess is that Eterm is not UTF-8 capable. I'd suggest you to set
>> the LANG environment so that UTF-8 encoding won't be used by MC. For 
>> example:
>>  "export LANG=C" or "export it_IT.ISO8859-1" or "export it_IT"
> Ooops, sorry. The above should read:
>   export LANG=it_IT.ISO8859-1
>   export LANG=it_IT
This almost worked, thanks!
Pity that no chars at all are printed for the graphic chars (yet they 
are present in the font I use,  -b&h-luxi 
but at least mc is usable.

--- now back to study what the hell UT is...



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