| Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2006 16:30:34 +0000
| From: conor at discuskeeping.com
| I have a customer who has a French install of linux, now he is
| complaining about strange display on french characters.
| It affects both console and applications, and an example of such is :
| sshd: Génération de la clé RSA1 succeeded.
I'm probably missing the point, but that looks Ok to me?
Suggesting, maybe, the charset of the locale is bogus?
( But I must admit I don't — after a few strong Belguim
biers — grok quite how a bogus charset would mess up
the glyph rendering, unless the glyphs aren't being
accessed by codepoint value but by encoded value?
Ah, I wonder if that's it: Could s\he be using something
like an ISO-8859-x font in an ISO-10646 (e.g., UTF-8)
locale, or maybe visa-versa? )
It might be helpful if you could post a screenshot, since
yer copy-and-pasted(?) text, above, looks Ok — which is
why I suspect some sort of a fsckup in the codesets of
the locale vs. the font, even if I cannot put my thumb
on the problem: The codepoint values (which is what is
copy-and-pasted) seem to be Ok, and so it appears to
render properly when everything is in-sync (as it is
on my system).
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