Re: [htdig] Portuguese

Subject: Re: [htdig] Portuguese
From: Gilles Detillieux (
Date: Fri May 05 2000 - 14:49:31 PDT

According to Rodrigo Luiz Anami:
> Look the output of your program. It means that my locale doesn't work, does
> it ?
> 0 0x00: ^@ A---------c--
> 192 0xC0: ----------c--
> 255 0xFF: ~? ----------c--

Yes, characters 192 through 255 (except 215 & 247) should be accented
letters, but the program treats them as control characters. I forgot
to mention that you must give the locale as an argument to the program,
or set the LOCALE environment variable, for this program to use it.
If you did one of these, and got the results above, the locale doesn't
work, so try others until you find one that does. If none work, you're
probably out of luck.

> At 16:18 05/05/00 -0500, you wrote:
> >The following message from the archives contains a little test program
> >that can let you see the LC_CTYPE tables for any locale, to aid in finding
> >one that works.
> >
> >
> >
> >Look for lines that have or next to upper-
> >or lower-case accented characters as a sign the locale is working. The
> >"." above can be x or -, and the "?" may be b, - or ?.

Gilles R. Detillieux              E-mail: <>
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Dept. Physiology, U. of Manitoba  Phone:  (204)789-3766
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