Extended ASCII Characters

Gregory Nowak greg at gregn.net
Thu Apr 11 03:37:00 EDT 2013

Ok, I think I'm seeing what you're talking about when dealing with
dialogues when running dpkg-configure (and a few other infrequent
progs I don't recall right now), but I'm not seeing them in
mutt/less/lynx the cat (which I believe are using ncurses). I'm using
UTF-8 here too. I guess this hasn't been bad enough to bother me, so I
never searched for a solution. I realize this probably doesn't help
you much. I figured I'd respond though, since nobody else has done
that so far, and you are clearly getting very frustrated, and with
good reason. I wish I could help more!


On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 08:52:56PM -0700, Steve Holmes wrote:
> I'm asking again about these extended characters with speakup.  I'm
> using UTF-8 character set and every place there would be a normal
> character to represent something like the boarder of a box in a dialog
> or the corner of a box or whatever, I'm getting 3 characters for each
> occurence and they are these ungoddly pronunciations and changing
> punctuation does not keep them from being spoken.  So far, I think the
> only way I've been able to stop this junk is to change locale.gen to
> not include utf-8 but when I do that, it breaks a bunch of other
> things including speech dispatcher.
> Doesn't anyone else experience these funny characters? I really need
> to eliminate these as it is making it nearly impossible to use a lot
> of ncurses apps.

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