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Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2016 16:50:13 +0200
From: FRIGN <>
Subject: Re: How to set UTF-8 as default

On Thu, 2 Jun 2016 13:05:40 +0200
Remko Tronçon <> wrote:

Hey Remko,

> I tried setting LC_CTYPE and LC_ALL to C.UTF-8, but this doesn't seem to
> get picked up by `nl_langinfo` (or by `setlocale(LC_CTYPE, NULL)`).

yeah, because that's wrong. You either use the C-locale (ASCII international)
or use the locales standard definition using e.g. en_US.UTF-8.
To get a "clean" UTF-8 environment, use (provided you have locales)

export LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8
export LANG=en_US.UTF-8
export LANGUAGE=en_US.UTF-8




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