How can I use accented Latin characters like these (or any other unicode char really) in my echo statements comments?

À à Á á Â â Ã ã
É é Ê ê 
Í í 
Ó ó Õ õ
Ú ú
Ç ç
Ñ ñ
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    What OS are you using? – ctrl-alt-delor Oct 10 '15 at 21:22
  • So far noting but when I save the file in gedit I get the diamond shaped character instead. – Miguel M Oct 11 '15 at 0:11
  • Check what encoding gedit and your terminal emulator is configured for. Everything should be configured for utf-8, unless there is good reason otherwise. – ctrl-alt-delor Oct 11 '15 at 15:20

Modern Unixes use utf-8, this is the same as 7bit-ascii, but has extension bytes for other unicode characters. If your terminal is set to utf-8, then you can paste in the characters in you question.


echo À à Á á Â â Ã ã

If you wish to type them, then I suggest enabling a compose key. Then you can type compose A ~ for Ã. Or compose : ) for ☺.

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