[mw-devel] MW3 r987 - trunk/help

pwb at sucs.org pwb at sucs.org
Fri Nov 16 13:06:48 GMT 2007

Author: pwb
Date: 2007-11-16 13:06:48 +0000 (Fri, 16 Nov 2007)
New Revision: 987

Kudos to cmc for finally documenting the locale command, but locale != charset.

I've also added notes about bbs users and terminal emulators.

Modified: trunk/help/locale
--- trunk/help/locale	2007-11-16 01:46:42 UTC (rev 986)
+++ trunk/help/locale	2007-11-16 13:06:48 UTC (rev 987)
@@ -1,13 +1,22 @@
-     locale - change the character encoding of the milliways session
+     locale - change locale (including character encoding) of the Milliways
+     session
-     locale CHARSET
+     locale LOCALE
-     Change the character encoding of your milliways session so you see
-     accents, extended characters and £ signs correctly.
+     Change the locale of your Milliways session, including the character set.
+     You might want to do this so you see characters such as accents and pound
+     signs correctly.
+     Note that users logging in as 'bbs' have a default locale of
+     en_GB.ISO-8859-1, which makes Milliways use a character set that does not
+     have these characters.
-         The character set you want to set, e.g. en_GB.UTF-8
+     Make sure the character set you use is the same one as your terminal
+     emulator uses, or you may see garbage.
+     LOCALE
+         The locale you want to set, e.g. en_GB.UTF-8

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