UTF-8 support in nano

EdorFaus edorfaus at xepher.net
Mon Dec 12 00:14:30 EST 2011


It appears that nano (one of the editors installed by default) has been 
compiled without UTF-8 support (this is based on [1] and that it is 
linked to libncurses instead of libncursesw, which [2] says it needs).

[1] https://dev.openwrt.org/browser/packages/utils/nano/Makefile

For me, this is rather annoying, as I need that support for some of the 
letters in my native language, and without it, nano behaves oddly around 
those letters (since the terminal does support UTF-8).

Seeing as libncursesw is installed anyway, can this be changed so nano 
is built with UTF-8 support?

Frode Austvik

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