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Using unicode utf-8 under Linux is easy.

Using unicode utf-8 under Linux is easy.

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2009-09-29
Unicode is a commonly used character set capable of representing text in "...most of the world's writing systems", "more than 100,000 characters".

Required for Esperanto.

UTF-8 is a variable-byte character encoding of Unicode which is backwards compatible with low ASCII. It is the default encoding of XML, and it is the encoding LJ uses for everything. These things seem pretty well supported.

Under ubuntu, install package: language-pack-en-base

create file /var/lib/locales/supported.d/local containing one line "en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8".

create file /etc/default/locale containing one line 'LANG="en_US.UTF-8"'.

Use the -U flag for screen. (Looking unnecessary.)

In irssi: /set term_charset UTF-8

Use gnome-terminal.

Test by typing: hold down control and shift, type ua9, release control and shift, and you should get a "©" (copyright character).

That's a bad example (included in other character sets), try u2623 = "" (biohazard).

Esperanto unicode values.
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