I want to compile Nano from source for my friend.
I have successfully compiled it on all of my computers and he's having Linux Mint 18.1 too.
I don't know why; or better said I don't know what is missing in his system for UTF-8 support as per this configuration message:
*** Insufficient UTF-8 support was detected in your curses and/or C *** libraries. If you want UTF-8 support, please verify that your slang *** was built with UTF-8 support or your curses was built with wide *** character support, and that your C library was built with wide *** character support.
I tried to install various development packages and it solved several other issues, but this one I am unable to solve since I didn't manage to google much about this issue.
I am quite exhausted, so I temporarily installed the compiled Nano editor with disabled UTF-8 support on his computer.
Any clues appreciated.