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


From: Ángel González
Subject: Re: bash prints numeric values of unicode characters instead of their UTF8 representations
Date: Thu, 04 Feb 2016 00:28:44 +0100

Yuri wrote:
> On 02/03/2016 14:06, Greg Wooledge wrote:
> > 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.
> 
> I believe you. It does work for you. Just not for me.
> Running echo $'\u2514\u2023' also prints '\u2514\u2023'. No idea what
> is 
> broken. (running on FreeBSD-10.3)

I see the same behavior if setting LANG=C

Maybe you don't have the en_US.UTF-8 locale properly installed? Or
FreeBSD is expecting a different capitalization?

Of course, ensure that you don0t have another, more specific, LC_*
variable overriding it. I would also check TERM just in case, albeit it
doesn't seem to affect this.

Regards



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