On Thu, Aug 14, 2003 at 02:14:10PM +0100, Darren wrote: > Interesting. I can type £ at the login prompt, but not when I login > on console or via remotely via ssh.
Yes -- the shell doesn't just accept any character. If you set your output to go to a file -- eg by: % cat > foo then you can easily insert a £ character into the file, and it will display quite happily. The characters that you can successfully generate from the keyboard seem to be quite dependent on the application receiving them: I can type £ into emacs under X (as I just did), but I can't do likewise with emacs on the console. > When I do login, all of the other characters do work, except the £ > character. What -- even ß or þ or ã? I can't even generate those on the console (and I'm feeling too lazy to go an look up how right now) but they display well enough when I cat a file containing them. > I don't know if this is related or not, but when I type : > > -bash-2.05b$ export TERM=cons25 > -bash-2.05b$ reset > /usr/libexec/ld-elf.so.1: reset: Undefined symbol "_nc_rootname" > -bash-2.05b$ export TERM=cons25l1 > -bash-2.05b$ reset > /usr/libexec/ld-elf.so.1: reset: Undefined symbol "_nc_rootname" > > However when I execute "reset" on console it works. > > Coming back to the £ issue, is there a problem with 4.8-RELEASE UK keymap? I don't think so. That character is certainly being generated as expected by the obvious keystroke. Cheers, Matthew -- Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks Savill Way PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Marlow Tel: +44 1628 476614 Bucks., SL7 1TH UK
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