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Re: Editing a file in CP866 encoding

Subject: Re: Editing a file in CP866 encoding
From: Michael Dukelsky
Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2010 21:07:47 +0300
Yury V. Zaytsev wrote:
> 
>>  But why can't I use LANG=ru_RU.CP866? I thought that
>>  with this locale it would be possible to see files in CP866 encoding
>>  without pressing Alt-e.
> 
> You can use it as long as you know what you're doing. But since you came
> up with such a question I assume that you don't. This locale does not
> exist in the standard CentOS distribution:
> 
> [[email protected] ~]$ locale -a | grep CP
> 
> and setting LANG without having generated and installed the locale
> beforehand will break your locale settings.
> 
> If my assumptions are incorrect, bear with me.
>  

I have generated the locale before using it.
[[email protected] ~]$ locale -a | grep ru
ru_RU
ru_RU.cp866
ru_RU.ibm866
ru_RU.iso88595
ru_RU.koi8r
ru_RU.utf8
russian
ru_UA
ru_UA.koi8u
ru_UA.utf8
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