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Set the environment variable LC_CTYPE to the value en_US.UTF-8 to indicate that you want to use the UTF-8 encoding for characters on terminals. UTF-8 is an encoding of Unicode. It is the modern character encoding standard in the Unix world in general, and it is the default on Ubuntu, but it might not be the default on AIX. The first release of AIX that ...


The issues here can still cause range of seriously obscure problems if you are moving files between systems. Unison uses glib and is written in OCAML. The fix was to use the convmv utility which can convert file names from many different formats. It worked, and I seem to have no remaining problems.

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