urxvt not handling UTF-8 when started from i3 commands

asked 2015-06-10 15:40:43 +0000

anonymous user


updated 2015-06-11 01:54:14 +0000

When using urxvt inside i3, using Alt-enter creates a instance that doesn't show Unicode. But the instance opened from command line shows unicode fine.

Similar problem: If I open the first gnome-instance using Alt-enter, it doesn't show unicode, but if the first instance is opened from another terminal, say urxvt, then it shows unicode fine. All further instances of gnome-terminal have the behavior as first instance of gnome-terminal.

It doesn't fix by rebooting.. I'm on i3 version 4.7.2 (2014-01-23, branch "tags/4.7.2")

Similar problem here too: http://pdp.microjoe.org/forums/sujet/...

EDIT: Fixed the problem- my global locale settings didn't handle UTF_8. Locally they did. Changed global settings and logged out and logged back in and everything is fine now.

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Airblader gravatar imageAirblader ( 2015-06-10 17:36:40 +0000 )edit

If rebooting doesn't do it for you: update to the latest version (i3 4.10.2), reproduce the problem, file a bug report on Github.

Airblader gravatar imageAirblader ( 2015-06-10 17:37:06 +0000 )edit