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Re: dired doesn't work properly with a multibyte locale

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: dired doesn't work properly with a multibyte locale
Date: Mon, 03 Feb 2003 12:00:09 +0100
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Kenichi Handa <address@hidden> writes:

|> In article <address@hidden>, Miles Bader <address@hidden> writes:
|> >>  Please try some UTF-8 locale (e.g. en_US.UTF-8) with Latin-1
|> >>  filenames.  I believe that the current dired will be
|> >>  confused.
|> > Um, yes.  If LANG=en_US.utf-8, then ls's output seems to be correct,
|> > counting by bytes, 
|> Really?  I thought ls's output counts columns, thus, for
|> instnace, the filename "À" is counted as 1, not 2.
|> Otherwise, the current dired should work well.

The dired offsets are explicitly documented as counting bytes, *note
(coreutils)What information is listed::.


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