Re: Chinese file name problem in xterm
- Date: Mon, 7 May 2018 09:40:38 +1200
- From: Ben Caradoc-Davies <ben@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Chinese file name problem in xterm
On 07/05/18 09:26, Long Wind wrote:
some Chinese file names are properly shown in xterm in stretch, but other are not
all Chinese characters can be properly shown in firefox
how to solve it? Thanks!
What characters? What is shown? What did you expect?
xterm uses fixed-size bitmap fonts which typically support only limited
character ranges; both xterm and bitmap fonts are considered legacy
technologies and have been replaced since by the development of scalable
fonts and terminals supporting them in the 1990s. Can you use a terminal
that supports scalable fonts? Examples include gnome-terminal and
If the characters are shown in in Firefox, I expect that you have
installed fonts that support Chinese characters with a command like:
apt-get install fonts-noto
It might also be useful to know your locale. I hope your system and
filesystem are using UTF-8. What is your filesystem type (ext4? vfat?)
and what is its filename encoding?
Ben Caradoc-Davies <ben@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Transient Software Limited <https://transient.nz/>