character coding

Frère Jacques frerejacques at
Wed Dec 22 13:44:16 PST 2004

Hi everyone,

I've got a curious problem with character encodings in LfS 6.0.

Characters which are not 7-Bit-ASCII (äöüß, €, áèîç etc.) are handled 
inconsistent. "ä" for example is sometimes handled as "ä", sometimes 
handled as "?" and sometimes handled as "\344". An example:

root at mypc01 ~ $ echo $LANG, $LC_ALL
root at mypc01 ~ $ touch äöü߀
root at mypc01 ~ $ ls
root at mypc01 ~ $ rm äöü߀
rm: remove regular empty file `\344\366\374\337\244'? y

It's interesting that bash shows the filename correctly when I type "ls 
" and press the tab-key, while "ls" itself shows the wrong filename 
("?????"). It seems to me that all "coreutils" tools work wrong while 
everything else works correctly. (I installed Coreutils-5.2.1 as 
described in chapter 6.15.)
I tried to reinstall coreutils, but it didn't help.

Any ideas? Can someone help me?



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