Openmoko Bug #1753: UTF-8 characters gets screwed up when ssh:ing

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Thu Aug 7 08:41:16 CEST 2008

#1753: UTF-8 characters gets screwed up when ssh:ing
 Reporter:  fwendt   |        Owner:  openmoko-devel
     Type:  defect   |       Status:  assigned      
 Priority:  normal   |    Milestone:                
Component:  Distro   |      Version:  GTA02v6       
 Severity:  blocker  |   Resolution:                
 Keywords:           |     Blocking:                
Blockedby:           |  

Comment(by fwendt):

 Attached files (was in a bit of a hurry yesterday). Isn't defaulting to a
 non-UTF-8 locale a little 20th century-ish? Gotta say I was surprised that
 Freeing my communication only applied to US-ASCII languages. ;)

 When ssh:ing into the FreeRunner from my laptop, I get the same behaviour.
 vi spits out .. instead of any UTF-8 character.

 Chaning the locale on my laptop to ISO-8859-1 doesn't help. I get one dot
 (.) for each character outside US-ASCII.

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