Short description of my problem:
I ran into an issue lately where I am unable to make bash/nano/irssi/etc display "special" UTF-8 characters like the german umlauts (äüö), the euro sign (€) and some other UTF-8 characters like ß, §, etc.
What I already tried:
dpkg-reconfigure localesand only generated en_US.UTF-8
.bashrcfor both my user and root
- re-installed locales and libx11-data (which seems to contain all the language data)
Of course I re-logged in via ssh after all these changes and even tried restarting the server even though I know it doesn't solve any problem in Linux in 99,9875% of all cases.
Information on my system:
OS: Debian stretch -> Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.63-2 x86_64 GNU/Linux
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=en_US.UTF-8
When typing for example ä into the console and press enter I get
-bash: $'\344': command not found.
Honestly I am out of ideas, can anyone help me out with this?