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1<?xml version='1.0' encoding="UTF-8"?> 1<?xml version='1.0' encoding="UTF-8"?>
2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/utf-8.xml,v 1.31 2005/08/01 13:11:05 swift Exp $ --> 2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/utf-8.xml,v 1.32 2005/08/05 11:43:07 swift Exp $ -->
3<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd"> 3<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
4 4
5<guide link="/doc/en/utf-8.xml"> 5<guide link="/doc/en/utf-8.xml">
6<title>Using UTF-8 with Gentoo</title> 6<title>Using UTF-8 with Gentoo</title>
7 7
8<author title="Author"> 8<author title="Author">
9 <mail link="slarti@gentoo.org">Thomas Martin</mail> 9 <mail link="slarti@gentoo.org">Thomas Martin</mail>
10</author> 10</author>
11<author title="Contributor"> 11<author title="Contributor">
12 <mail link="devil@gentoo.org.ua">Alexander Simonov</mail> 12 <mail link="devil@gentoo.org.ua">Alexander Simonov</mail>
13</author> 13</author>
14<author title="Editor"> 14<author title="Editor">
15 <mail link="fox2mike@gentoo.org">Shyam Mani</mail> 15 <mail link="fox2mike@gentoo.org">Shyam Mani</mail>
16</author> 16</author>
17 17
18<abstract> 18<abstract>
19This guide shows you how to set up and use the UTF-8 Unicode character set with 19This guide shows you how to set up and use the UTF-8 Unicode character set with
20your Gentoo Linux system, after explaining the benefits of Unicode and more 20your Gentoo Linux system, after explaining the benefits of Unicode and more
21specifically UTF-8. 21specifically UTF-8.
22</abstract> 22</abstract>
23 23
24<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license --> 24<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
25<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 --> 25<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
26<license /> 26<license />
27 27
28<version>2.11</version> 28<version>2.12</version>
29<date>2005-08-01</date> 29<date>2005-08-05</date>
30 30
31<chapter> 31<chapter>
32<title>Character Encodings</title> 32<title>Character Encodings</title>
33<section> 33<section>
34<title>What is a Character Encoding?</title> 34<title>What is a Character Encoding?</title>
35<body> 35<body>
36 36
37<p> 37<p>
38Computers do not understand text themselves. Instead, every character is 38Computers do not understand text themselves. Instead, every character is
39represented by a number. Traditionally, each set of numbers used to represent 39represented by a number. Traditionally, each set of numbers used to represent
40alphabets and characters (known as a coding system, encoding or character set) 40alphabets and characters (known as a coding system, encoding or character set)
41was limited in size due to limitations in computer hardware. 41was limited in size due to limitations in computer hardware.
42</p> 42</p>
43 43
44</body> 44</body>
601The C shell, <c>tcsh</c> and <c>ksh</c> do not provide UTF-8 support at all. 601The C shell, <c>tcsh</c> and <c>ksh</c> do not provide UTF-8 support at all.
602</p> 602</p>
603 603
604</body> 604</body>
605</section> 605</section>
606<section> 606<section>
607<title>Irssi</title> 607<title>Irssi</title>
608<body> 608<body>
609 609
610<p> 610<p>
611Since 0.8.10, Irssi has complete UTF-8 support, although it does require a user 611Since 0.8.10, Irssi has complete UTF-8 support, although it does require a user
612to set an option. 612to set an option.
613</p> 613</p>
614 614
615<pre caption="Enabling UTF-8 in Irssi"> 615<pre caption="Enabling UTF-8 in Irssi">
616/set term_charset UTF-8 616/set term_type UTF-8
617</pre> 617</pre>
618 618
619<p> 619<p>
620For channels where non-ASCII characters are often exchanged in non-UTF-8 620For channels where non-ASCII characters are often exchanged in non-UTF-8
621charsets, the <c>/recode</c> command may be used to convert the characters. 621charsets, the <c>/recode</c> command may be used to convert the characters.
622Type <c>/help recode</c> for more information. 622Type <c>/help recode</c> for more information.
623</p> 623</p>
624 624
625</body> 625</body>
626</section> 626</section>
627<section> 627<section>
628<title>Mutt</title> 628<title>Mutt</title>
629<body> 629<body>
630 630
631<p> 631<p>

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