[rescue] Mainframe on eBay

Michael Parson mparson at bl.org
Fri Sep 30 11:46:25 CDT 2005

On Fri, Sep 30, 2005 at 11:36:35AM -0400, Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:
> Mon, 26 Sep 2005 @ 16:04 -0500, Michael Parson said:
>> fix /etc/sysconfig/i18n and make LANG=C instead of en_US
>> rm /etc/screenrc
>> rm /etc/inputrc
>> install nvi
>> Things start to get a little better behaved after that.
> I've found though that this causes display issues where you need a
> proper locale.
> Of course, I find the way the whole 16-bit char thing has been done
> leaves a lot to be desired anyway.  It all looks like a great big mess
> to me.
> I have a lot of celtic music stored as mp3's, and getting the filenames
> to display properly in more than two programs at a time is a nightmare
> regardless of my locale and charset configuration.

That's where my American-centric way of thinking kicks in.  For the most
part, I simply don't care about the non-7-bit characters. =) I know my
attitude isn't very portable, but it's how I work and covers what I need
to get done.

And I don't listen to Celtic music, not my style. =) About the biggest
problem with MP3 filenames I have is Motley Crue or Queensryche.  I
can't get the dots over the letters that would properly have them.  But
I can still read it.

Michael Parson
mparson at bl.org

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