I've become stumped trying to get my terminal to show unicode characters. I've set the LOCALE/LANG environment variables to en_US.utf8:
locale LANG=en_US.utf8 LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8 LC_NUMERIC="en_US.utf8" LC_TIME="en_US.utf8" LC_COLLATE="en_US.utf8" LC_MONETARY="en_US.utf8" LC_MESSAGES="en_US.utf8" LC_PAPER="en_US.utf8" LC_NAME="en_US.utf8" LC_ADDRESS="en_US.utf8" LC_TELEPHONE="en_US.utf8" LC_MEASUREMENT="en_US.utf8" LC_IDENTIFICATION="en_US.utf8" LC_ALL= echo -e '\xe2\x82\xac' ���
Everything I've found says to set the LANG and LOCALE vars, which I have done, but the problem persists.
locale -a shows that the right locale is available:
Laptop:~:0:2030$ locale -a | grep utf de_AT.utf8 de_BE.utf8 de_CH.utf8 de_DE.utf8 de_LI.utf8 de_LU.utf8 en_AG.utf8 en_AU.utf8 en_BW.utf8 en_CA.utf8 en_DK.utf8 en_GB.utf8 en_HK.utf8 en_IE.utf8 en_IN.utf8 en_NG.utf8 en_NZ.utf8 en_PH.utf8 en_SG.utf8 en_US.utf8 en_ZA.utf8 en_ZM.utf8 en_ZW.utf8 es_AR.utf8 es_BO.utf8 es_CL.utf8 es_CO.utf8 es_CR.utf8 es_DO.utf8 es_EC.utf8 es_ES.utf8 es_GT.utf8 es_HN.utf8 es_MX.utf8 es_NI.utf8 es_PA.utf8 es_PE.utf8 es_PR.utf8 es_PY.utf8 es_SV.utf8 es_US.utf8 es_UY.utf8 es_VE.utf8 fr_BE.utf8 fr_CA.utf8 fr_CH.utf8 fr_FR.utf8 fr_LU.utf8 ga_IE.utf8 nl_AW.utf8 nl_BE.utf8 nl_NL.utf8 pl_PL.utf8
I have also verified that this isn't limited to the CLI. Doing, for instance,
u+2713 in VIM (which is something I use often), also gives a
<?> character output.
In the gnome-terminal options, I have it set to use the default system font, but have tried all the fonts in the list with no assistance, and googling for "terminal unicode font" just continues the cycle of telling me to set my LOCALE/LANG.
Edit: As suggested below, I changed the locale/lang to en_US.UTF-8, which did not solve the problem:
Laptop:~:0:2013$ locale LANG=en_US.UTF-8 LANGUAGE=en_US.UTF-8 LC_CTYPE="en_US.UTF-8" LC_NUMERIC="en_US.UTF-8" LC_TIME="en_US.UTF-8" LC_COLLATE="en_US.UTF-8" LC_MONETARY="en_US.UTF-8" LC_MESSAGES="en_US.UTF-8" LC_PAPER="en_US.UTF-8" LC_NAME="en_US.UTF-8" LC_ADDRESS="en_US.UTF-8" LC_TELEPHONE="en_US.UTF-8" LC_MEASUREMENT="en_US.UTF-8" LC_IDENTIFICATION="en_US.UTF-8" LC_ALL= Laptop:~:0:2014$ echo -e '\xe2\x82\xac' ���