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How can I check what encoding (ASCII, UTF-8, UTF-16 etc) my Terminal uses?

It shouldn't matter, but I am using Konsole on KDE3.5.

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What exact version of Konsole are you using? –  Blue Peppers Aug 22 '10 at 23:43
    
"uses" or "supports"? it should support any of those encodings. –  hop Aug 23 '10 at 0:06
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From a Unicode and UTF-8 FAQ for UNIX/Linux: You can get a list of all locales installed on your system (usually in /usr/lib/locale/) with the command locale -a. Set the environment variable LANG to the name of your preferred locale.

Konsole supports whatever your system supports - the important thing is that you export LANG in your shell so that the programs you run display their characters using the correct locale.

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