I have to view a log file on Debian server which is written in Persian by a third party software. Is this possible to have UTF-8 + Unicode support in tty? I'm looking for solutions based on emacs or entire tty.

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    Which "tty" are you using? The regular Linux console? Xterm? Are you using it locally or ssh'ing from another computer? – user1686 Feb 27 '15 at 18:37
  • Emacs out of the box is fully equipped to deal with UTF-8 since several versions back, if your environment has the fonts etc. to support it. – tripleee Mar 5 '15 at 10:41
  • @grawity The regular Linux console, no XTerm, not even any X is installed in target machine, and yes/no I'm both ssh'ing to remote and using a keyboard and monitor attached to target machine. – sorush-r Mar 6 '15 at 8:39
  • @sorush-r: So that's two completely different things. dtbnguyen already gave you an answer regarding local console access. But when you use ssh, I'm sure you usually do have a terminal like XTerm or PuTTY running on the local machine, don't you? – user1686 Mar 6 '15 at 11:58

There are hacks for unicode terminal support such as unicode_start but they aren't perfect as indicated in the documentation.


Alternatively, apparently 'fbterm' supports Unicode and there are already packages for Debian. You could try that?



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