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Re: bash prints numeric values of unicode characters instead of their UT


From: Greg Wooledge
Subject: Re: bash prints numeric values of unicode characters instead of their UTF8 representations
Date: Wed, 3 Feb 2016 17:06:22 -0500
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On Wed, Feb 03, 2016 at 01:54:39PM -0800, Yuri wrote:
> At least U+2023 is a valid character, it should be printed in utf8 as a 
> unicode codepoint. My locale is utf8.

Works for me.

address@hidden:~$ PS1=$'\u2023 \w\$ '
? ~$

I just can't show it in this cross-system-X2X-with-different-character-sets
setup.  But it works for me, on Debian GNU/Linux with LANG=en_US.UTF-8.

> And why the same escape character is interpreted in two different ways 
> within the same piece of software?

Welcome to Bash.  It's got layers upon layers of new features, deprecated
features, historical features, features mandated by external "standards",
etc.



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