I'm on a new Linux (installed yesterday). When I access files from old partitions their file names have incorrect encoding (Ã¤ instead of ä, same for other umlauts) inside KDE apps like dolphin and konsole.
All characters look correct when I display them in tty and GTK apps. (And they obviously also did so on the old system.)
How can I make KDE4 show the file names correctly?
Edit: So now I «fixed» this by re-installing the system. No idea what the problem was.
To get the keyboard right everywhere (tty, KDM login screen, KDE) I had to run
dpkg-reconfigure locales # Kept only (de_CH|en_US|ru_RU).UTF-8 # Selected de_CH.UTF-8 as default dpkg-reconfigure console-data # Selected German (Switzerland) dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration # Selected my 105-key Cherry CyMotion Xpert # AltGr on right Alt, no Compose key
Running keyboard-configuration first does not work since those settings are specific to the default keyboard selected in locales; for en_* e.g. there is no AltGr and no compose key.
(Debian based system.)