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

From: Κράκ Άουτ <>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2022 10:31:37 +0300

Στις 26 Απρ 2022 06:49, ο/η Robert Winkler έγραψε:
> With the risk of annoying the experts (but lacking UTF-8 is a
> show stopper for me, since I write a lot in Spanish and German..).
> 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.
> The Liberation Mono (Regular) font, defined in `config.h` is installed.
> LC_CTYPE is set correctly to "en_US.UTF-8"
> The terminfo entries are added (tic -sx
> There are no warnings or errors during the compilation:
> ~~~
> root_AT_pop-os /h/r/d/n/s/st# make clean; make install
> rm -f st st.o x.o st-0.8.5.tar.gz
> c99 -I/usr/X11R6/include `pkg-config --cflags fontconfig` `pkg-config --cflags freetype2` -DVERSION=\"0.8.5\" -D_XOPEN_SOURCE=600 -O1 -c st.c
> c99 -I/usr/X11R6/include `pkg-config --cflags fontconfig` `pkg-config --cflags freetype2` -DVERSION=\"0.8.5\" -D_XOPEN_SOURCE=600 -O1 -c x.c
> c99 -o st st.o x.o -L/usr/X11R6/lib -lm -lrt -lX11 -lutil -lXft `pkg-config --libs fontconfig` `pkg-config --libs freetype2`
> mkdir -p /usr/local/bin
> cp -f st /usr/local/bin
> chmod 755 /usr/local/bin/st
> mkdir -p /usr/local/share/man/man1
> sed "s/VERSION/0.8.5/g" < st.1 > /usr/local/share/man/man1/st.1
> chmod 644 /usr/local/share/man/man1/st.1
> tic -sx
> 7 entries written to /etc/terminfo
> Please see the README file regarding the terminfo entry of st.
> ~~~
> If I call surf from st, the unicode characters work well. Isn't that an
> indicator that the configuration cannot be that wrong?
> Is there a systematic troubleshooting method?
> Of course, I could re-install the computer with Debian and try again
> compiling st, but there should be an easier way ...
> Best regards,
> Robert
Have you tried copying the compiled st executable from Debian to Pop and
running it in Pop? I'd also try the opposite, copy st from Pop to
Debian. That way you can check if the compiled executable (the chain to
produce the binary) or the environmental variables affect UTF-8.
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