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#1 2013-04-23 17:55:46

mpan
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gnome-terminal 3.6.1 -> 3.8.1: wrong character encoding

Lately I've upgraded gnome-terminal from 3.6.1 to 3.8.1. After the upgrade gnome-terminal ignores locale and uses "Current locale (ANSIX3.4-1968)" character encoding. The locale is "en_US.UTF-8". Before reporting the bug I would like to find out if other people are experiencing the problem or something is wrong with me or my system.


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#2 2013-04-23 20:48:54

NATnatic
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Re: gnome-terminal 3.6.1 -> 3.8.1: wrong character encoding

What's in /etc/locale.conf ?  I had the same issue, but it was due to an unnoticed mistake there that had worked up until my most recent update.   Triple-checking the locale wiki page and associated docs may help.

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#3 2013-04-23 21:01:28

mpan
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Re: gnome-terminal 3.6.1 -> 3.8.1: wrong character encoding

Nothing suspicious there:

$ locale
LANG=en_US.UTF-8
LC_CTYPE="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_NUMERIC="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_TIME="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_COLLATE="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_MONETARY="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_MESSAGES="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_PAPER="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_NAME="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_ADDRESS="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_TELEPHONE="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_MEASUREMENT="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_IDENTIFICATION="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_ALL=
$ cat /etc/locale.conf
LANG=en_US.UTF-8

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#4 2013-04-24 15:42:17

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Re: gnome-terminal 3.6.1 -> 3.8.1: wrong character encoding

I had the same problem this morning. After correcting another problem with gdm (https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php … 4#p1263433) the terminal encoding was back to normal. No idea wether this was really related.

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#5 2013-04-24 19:26:57

mpan
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Re: gnome-terminal 3.6.1 -> 3.8.1: wrong character encoding

The problem is I don't use GDM. I use SLIM, from which Xfce is started. Everything else works fine. Even downgrading to 3.6.1 solved the problem. It seems that something was broken in 3.8.1 or they have included something that revealed something else is broken.


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#6 2013-04-25 22:50:36

youngian
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Re: gnome-terminal 3.6.1 -> 3.8.1: wrong character encoding

I was having this problem too. I fixed it by enabling the en_US locale following the instructions here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Lo … ry_locales, and then restarting. Not sure what changed to cause this, but everything is back to normal for me.

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#7 2013-04-27 22:42:33

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Re: gnome-terminal 3.6.1 -> 3.8.1: wrong character encoding

Also didn't helped.
I've reported this regression upstream, but they said that it's Arch's fault. So I've added the bug to the gnome-terminal package too, in hope that fixing this issue will help someone else. As for me the following solution worked like a charm:

sudo pacman -Rscn gnome-terminal
sudo pacman -S xfce4-terminal

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