gnome-terminal unicode

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Mon Mar 11 09:37:30 PDT 2013

On Mar 11, 2013, at 07:38, James Linder <jam at> wrote:

> can anybody guide a bear of little brain please:
> I've built and use gnome-terminal.
> I need to read unicode in it
> eg my russian screenshots are ?????????????.png
> chinese files eg CAN???????????????????.rar
> I use QT with make. I'm pounded with 'did you forget ?????;?????' type messages.
> All of which are nice and sensible on any of the linux platforms. How do I setup the fonts?

It's usually not fonts but locale. Is your LANG variable set to a reasonable UTF-8-compatible value, and is your terminal set to UTF-8 mode?

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