[Grml] uxterm unicode problem

Michael Prokop mika at grml.org
Thu Aug 9 00:19:50 CEST 2007

[Sorry for the delay]

* Matej Rehak <matej.rehak at gmail.com> [20070727 10:15]:

> I have a strange problem displaynig non-english characters in uxterm.
> I am using the default fonts in /etc/X11/app-defaults/UXTerm:
> *VT100.font2:   -misc-fixed-medium-r-normal--8-80-75-75-c-50-iso10646-1
> *VT100.font:    -misc-fixed-medium-r-semicondensed--13-120-75-75-c-60-iso10646-1
> *VT100.font3:   -misc-fixed-medium-r-normal--14-130-75-75-c-70-iso10646-1
> *VT100.font4:   -misc-fixed-medium-r-normal--13-120-75-75-c-80-iso10646-1
> *VT100.font5:   -misc-fixed-medium-r-normal--18-120-100-100-c-90-iso10646-1
> *VT100.font6:   -misc-fixed-medium-r-normal--20-200-75-75-c-100-iso10646-1

> But most national characters are displayed as blanks: čďľňšťž. They
> are all consonants, more info here:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO/IEC_8859-2
> The most strange thing is when I switch the font (via uxterm Unicode
> Fonts menu or Shift+KP_add) to "Huge", then all the chars are
> displayed correctly. Other applications (e.g. gvim) behave correctly.

> Another strange thing is that another terminal - URxvt, displays these
> chars correctly using (I think) the same font as uxterm's "Large".
> Now I've looked into ~/.Xresources:
> urxvt*.font:        -misc-fixed-medium-r-normal-*-*-140-*-*-c-*-iso8859-15

> It seems to me as a display-encoding problem, but I don't know what to
> put in uxterm's defaults (/etc/X11/app-defaults/UXTerm) instead of
> iso10646-1 (none of {utf8, iso8859-15, iso8859-2} worked).

Does changing occurrences of 'XTerm' with 'UXTerm' in ~/.Xresources,
running 'xrdb -merge ~/.Xresources' and restarting uxterm afterwards
fix the issue for you?

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