Re: [dev][st] UTF-8 works on debian, but not on PopOS Ubuntu

From: Quentin Rameau <>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2022 08:36:30 +0200

Hi Robert,

> LC_CTYPE is set correctly to "en_US.UTF-8"

Set how?

> I compiled the same st code on Debian 11 (Bullseye) and Pop OS! (Ubuntu
> 21.10). On Debian, UTF-8 works fine, on Pop OS!, with the same keyboard,
> it doesn't. In both cases, UTF-8 works in lxterminal.

Could you explain your actual test process?

> If I call surf from st, the unicode characters work well. Isn't that an
> indicator that the configuration cannot be that wrong?

Not really, because a web page encoding is a content property
and should be specified in the HTTP headers.

> Of course, I could re-install the computer with Debian and try again
> compiling st, but there should be an easier way ...

I doubt this would solve the issue that seems to be related to the
combination of st and Pop OS!, it works on Deian.
Received on Tue Apr 26 2022 - 08:36:30 CEST

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