Sunday, December 23, 2007

Midnight Commander not displaying properly in mrxvt

I think the problem here is not really directly related to Mrxvt not supporting unicode since MC does not fully support Unicode either. The problem I think is that Debian Etch (4.0) is shipped with Unicode support enabled by default. In fact locale shows that encoding is by default set to UTF-8. Now, to get a better display of MC, we need to make some minor adjustments. First, open terminal, like xterm or Eterm, then change to root user and do the following:
#: dpkg-reconfigure --force locales
Select locales you need to be installed/configured in your system. Then select, for example, en_US.ISO-8859-15. This will configure your system to use ISO-8859-15 encoding by default. Restart computer and off you go. ~ts

2 comments:

Nose said...

great!
many thanks for the advice. Worked quite good for me.

EvilGold said...

thank you so much! This was probably the only thing holding me back from using mrxvt, and it actually helps out with a bunch more then just mrxvt.