Translations are not displayed correctly

Stéphane Corthésy stephane at
Tue Feb 18 14:42:01 CET 2003

On Tuesday, Feb 18, 2003, at 13:10 Europe/Zurich, David Shaw wrote:

> On Tue, Feb 18, 2003 at 11:08:14AM +0100, Stéphane Corthésy wrote:
>> On Monday, Feb 17, 2003, at 23:45 Europe/Zurich, David Shaw wrote:
>>> On Mon, Feb 17, 2003 at 10:14:00PM +0100, Stéphane Corthésy wrote:
>>>> As you can see, the e acute is not displayed correctly. Looking at  
>>>> the
>>>> raw output using hexdump, the e eacute corresponds to byte 0xe9. It  
>>>> is
>>>> not a valid UTF8 sequence. In fact, the output is done using
>>>> ISOLatin1,
>>>> despite the options passed on the command-line.
>>>> Is it a bug in gpg, the French, or in my system (MacOS X)?
>>> None of the above.  You probably have your local character set in the
>>> shell set incorrectly.
>> No, I don't. As I wrote, I tested output against hexdump: I redirected
>> gpg stdout/stderr to a file, then displayed content with hexdump, to  
>> be
>> sure that my Terminal settings didn't play a role.
> GnuPG doesn't output UTF8 help strings.  The --utf8-strings and
> --charset utf8 options apply to the command line arguments and input
> file.
> Look at your LC_CTYPE.  What is it set to?

It is not set. There are no LC_* variables in my environment; for the  
language, I use LANG. Specific to OSX?
What kind of values should I put in the LC_* vars to get a French  
locale, with output in UTF8?


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