From: Tom Emerson (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Apr 23 2004 - 12:01:05 EDT
Edward H. Trager writes:
> Perhaps someone else on this list can tell us how to get Apple's terminal application
> or xterm running on OS X to display UTF-8 characters correctly[...]
This is trivial in the terminal:
1. Select "Window Settings" from the "Terminal" menu.
2. Select "Display" from the popup at the top of the Terminal Inspector
3. Select "Unicode (UTF-8)" from the "Character Set Encoding:" popup.
For fonts I find that "Monaco Regular 10.0 pt." works great for
Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Arabic (though the latter without
What I haven't been able to figure out is how to *enter* these
characters in the terminal using the system IMEs.
The only other thing to do is to set the LESSCHARSET environment
variable to "utf-8" in your .profile, .cshrc, .zshenv, or whatever
shell configuration file you need.
I have yet to make UTF-8 work reliably in the Apple X11 xterm ---
while the application is supposed to support UTF-8, it always crashes
for me. I've never bothered to debug it since the Terminal app works
fine for me.
-- Tom Emerson Basis Technology Corp. Software Architect http://www.basistech.com "Beware the lollipop of mediocrity: lick it once and you suck forever"
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