UTF-8 and how mutt just made me angry

Wednesday, 30 Mar 2005

A while ago I unsuccessfully tried to switch my environment to a UTF-8 locale. The problem was that mutt’s output would be screwed; all I saw on my terminal was “no such character” boxes. As I just accidentally discovered, the problem is simply that mutt expects the charset to be called utf8, not utf-8. Sometimes I could bite my keyboard.

Now I can finally make another attempt at going UTF-8 wholesale and leaving the non-Unicode nonsense of ages past behind me.