Debian Bug report logs - #690096
gnome-terminal: default character encoding without LANG

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Package: gnome-terminal; Maintainer for gnome-terminal is Debian GNOME Maintainers <>; Source for gnome-terminal is src:gnome-terminal.

Reported by: Ryo Furue <>

Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2012 22:33:06 UTC

Severity: wishlist

Found in version gnome-terminal/

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From: Ryo Furue <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: gnome-terminal: default character encoding without LANG
Date: Tue, 09 Oct 2012 12:30:26 -1000 (HST)
Package: gnome-terminal
Severity: wishlist

Dear Maintainer,

I strongly wish for an ability to set a default character encoding
without dealing with the LANG environment variable.

Preferably, I wish that a default encoding can be set for each

If that's difficult for some reason, I wish for an "--encoding"
command-line option.

All solutions I found on the Internet involved setting LANG,
but that affects other aspects than character encoding.
What I need is an ability to change *only* the character
encoding of the terminal.

In the menu, we already have "Terminal" > "Set Character Encoding".
I want THAT ability.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-3-686-pae (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages gnome-terminal depends on:
ii  gconf-service              3.2.5-1+build1
ii  gnome-terminal-data
ii  gsettings-desktop-schemas  3.4.2-1
ii  libatk1.0-0                2.4.0-2
ii  libc6                      2.13-35
ii  libgconf-2-4               3.2.5-1+build1
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0         2.26.1-1
ii  libglib2.0-0               2.32.3-1
ii  libgtk-3-0                 3.4.2-4
ii  libice6                    2:1.0.8-2
ii  libpango1.0-0              1.30.0-1
ii  libsm6                     2:1.2.1-2
ii  libvte-2.90-9              1:0.32.2-1
ii  libx11-6                   2:1.5.0-1

Versions of packages gnome-terminal recommends:
ii  gvfs  1.12.3-1+b1
pn  yelp  <none>

gnome-terminal suggests no packages.

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