bash and 8-bit characters

Sergey Okhapkin
Fri Feb 5 05:21:00 GMT 1999

Demmer, Thomas wrote:
> OK, I give up.
> I tried to convince bash that over here umlauts are perfectly
> legal characters, and there is no need to beep whenever I hit
> a "Ã" or such. I snarfed an /etc/termcap from my Linux machine,
> where this is no problem, but to no avail. Funny enough, self compiled
> C programs don't care about bash, while less from the distribution does.
> What the heck am I doing wrong or am I missing?


set meta-flag on
set convert-meta off
set output-meta on
show-all-if-ambiguous on
# home key
# insert 
# del key
# end 
# pgup key
# pgdn 

Sergey Okhapkin,
Piscataway, NJ

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