[Haskell-cafe] gbp sign showing as unknown character by GHC
Colin Paul Adams
colin at colina.demon.co.uk
Thu Aug 20 02:13:28 EDT 2009
>>>>> "Judah" == Judah Jacobson <judah.jacobson at gmail.com> writes:
Judah> On Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 10:31 AM, Iain Barnett<iainspeed at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Quick question: I've tested this in a couple of different
>> terminals (roxterm and xterm), so I'm fairly sure it's GHC
>> that's the problem. Have I missed a setting? GHCi, version
Prelude> putStrLn "£"
>> � Hugs98 200609-3
Hugs> putStrLn "£"
ghc-6.10.4 and earlier don't automatically encode/decode Unicode
Judah> characters. So on terminals which don't use the latin-1
Judah> encoding, you need to do the conversion explicitly with a
Judah> separate package such as utf8-string, iconv or text-icu.
I don't understand where latin-1 comes into this. String is supposed
to be a list of Unicode characters.
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