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Howdy folks. I've a question about enabling non-English characters in my console. I have a music directory called "Mägo de Oz". However, in X, whenever I run an ls on ...
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    Linux Guru Cabhan's Avatar
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    Enabling Spanish in Console


    Howdy folks. I've a question about enabling non-English characters in my console.

    I have a music directory called "Mägo de Oz". However, in X, whenever I run an ls on that directory, I get the output as "M?go de Oz". Similarly, any songs are named as such when they have an accent.

    However, the odd thing is that I can type "cd Mägo\ de\ Oz" and go into the directory (and that displays correctly). Furthermore, the ID3 tags (with accents) display properly.

    I have the Spanish locale enabled for glibc, and I have my LINGUAS variables set. Does anyone know how to cause these to display correctly?

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    I think you can rename the folder replacing the ? with the actual character, I have the same folder and did that and know displays correctly
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    Hrm. Running a 'cp -R' makes it clear that they're the same directory, ls just isn't displaying it properly.

    Also, when I'm in a regular console (Ctrl-Alt-Fn), ä appears as some sort of a sigma when I type it while in a loadkeys. But again, I'm not sure how to correct this.

    Thanks again.

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    i get the same problem with my £ :/
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    Package Managers! Apt-Get and Portage (among others) allow users to install programs MUCH easier than Windows can.
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