I've got a directory listing with files like:
drwxr-xr-x 2 nobody nogroup 4096 2011-01-11 21:06 Капкан drwxr-xr-x 3 nobody nogroup 4096 2011-11-17 08:40 СБПЧ
When I copy/paste or directly input such filenames into the prompt, I expect to be able to work with them just like Latin-1 letters.
Instead, I get results like:
# Pasting "Капкан" $ :?апкан
You see the first letter is replaced by "
:?". Then, I am not able to traverse the characters to the left except by deleting them. Keyboard-based input produces the same results.
screen yank/paste produces the same results.
I'm not sure how to diagnose this situation! This is a pretty old Debian distro (
$ uname -a
Linux weezy 184.108.40.206.RNx86_32.1.4 #1 Thu Jul 26 04:49:29 PDT 2012 i686 GNU/Linux), but still I'd think that there's a way to get UTF-8 filenames behaving as I'd expect.
I am using OS X's
TERM is set to
I do believe these filenames are encoded using UTF-8. I am using Bash 3.1.17, and here is my output from
$ locale LANG= LC_CTYPE="en_US.utf8" LC_NUMERIC="en_US.utf8" LC_TIME="en_US.utf8" LC_COLLATE="en_US.utf8" LC_MONETARY="en_US.utf8" LC_MESSAGES="en_US.utf8" LC_PAPER="en_US.utf8" LC_NAME="en_US.utf8" LC_ADDRESS="en_US.utf8" LC_TELEPHONE="en_US.utf8" LC_MEASUREMENT="en_US.utf8" LC_IDENTIFICATION="en_US.utf8" LC_ALL=en_US.utf8
Here's my output from
$ locale -a:
C de_DE.utf8 en_US.utf8 ja_JP.utf8 ko_KR.utf8 nl_NL.utf8 POSIX zh_CN.utf8 zh_TW.utf8
I would consider installing
/etc/locale.gen but I'm having trouble with basic Latin characters too, like