codeset conversion issue with GnuPG 1.4.x on HP-UX 11.0

Alain Bench veronatif at
Fri Sep 8 20:59:23 CEST 2006

Hello Mike,

 On Friday, September 8, 2006 at 15:32:10 +0100, Mike Keighley wrote:

> GnuPG 1.4.5 on HP-UX 11.0 [...]
> gpg: conversion from `utf-8' to `iso88591' not available

    The HP iconv has non-standard names for charsets. It knows the UTF-8
charset only by the name "utf8". While GnuPG hardcodes "utf-8". If you
are root, tweak the /usr/lib/nls/iconv/config.iconv file to add an
"utf-8" to "utf8" alias.

> firebird:/tmp [29] $ echo $LC_ALL
> en_GB.iso88591

    By the way: LANG alone suffices to set a value for all locale
categories. Do not use LC_ALL, unless you have a Good Reason.

Bye!	Alain.
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