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I'm trying to connect to a server via SSH on Mac OS X however the username contains a pound sign "£" and and I am having some trouble using connecting. I can connect using other users but not if it has a "£" in the password.

In the past I have had this same problem and forcing the client (such as FileZilla which i do have working) to use the character set "ISO-8859-1" fixes the problem however I cant work out how or even if it is possible with the inbuilt ssh client on OS X.

Any ideas?

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copy/paste it in –  user46818 Aug 23 '10 at 21:21

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Set the ISO-8859-1 encoding in Terminal.app settings, then launch ssh as

export LANG=en_US.ISO-8859-1
ssh [options]... 

You can substitute en_US with your particular ISO language code, but it is not required to get the correct encoding.

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Unfortunately that hasn't worked, however I have discovered that JellyfiSHH (which if my understanding is correct is just simply a bookmark manager and just launches the terminal) works fine when I change the encoding which is puzzling. At least I can connect now. –  murdoch Aug 23 '10 at 22:18

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