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The default locale on Debian is in a UTF-8 encoding, at least since wheezy (I don't remember when it switched). So you must have chosen some non-default setting during the installation. putting export LANG=en_US.UTF-8 in my .bashrc file. That's not going to work, because .bashrc is the wrong file. An environment variable defined there only applies to ...


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First, I am surprised that you are able to update Mint 15 to Debian 7.6. They after all are different distributions. I assume Debian made the decision to use ISO 8859.1 because you are located in Europe and answered some question to that effect regarding the locale.


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do I need to remember to edit the .bashrc file for every new user account that I create from now on to edit the export line in? The best idea in this case is to put it in a system wide file; first check to see if it's already being set somewhere: grep -R LANG /etc You may or may not want to change anything there. Gilles' answer probably has the ...


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Why manual edits? Just "Click on "Don't ask again" in the pop-up." as indicated. I don't see any indication in your question that you have tried that.



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