tlpkg UTF-8 Umlauts Problem

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at
Wed Mar 24 10:36:53 CET 2021

On Wed, Mar 24, 2021 at 09:56:23AM +0100, Hartmut Henkel wrote:
> Hi,
> when TeX Live is installed, it shows (in german):
>   Schauen Sie in die /usr/local/texlive/2021/index.html fr Links auf die Dokumentation.
>   Die TeX Live Website ( enthlt Updates and
>   Korrekturen. TeX Live ist ein vereintes Projekt der TeX Nutzergruppen
>   weltweit, werden Sie Mitglied um ihre Arbeit zu untersttzen. Die Liste
>   der Gruppen finden Sie unter
>   Fge /usr/local/texlive/2021/texmf-dist/doc/man zu  MANPATH hinzu.
>   Fge /usr/local/texlive/2021/texmf-dist/doc/info zu INFOPATH hinzu.
> Actually the message above shows in the gnome term (linux) all
> latin-small u with diaeresis (UTF-8 C3 BC) as "replacement character"
> (UTF-8 EF BF BD). (This got lost when copying into the mail.)
> With the same terminal i can read de.po without problem, and all umlauts
> are there. Hexdump shows that in de.po they are proper 2-byte UTF-8. So
> at which point between de.po and the Tex Live installer message on the
> terminal these umlauts might get mangled?

With urxvt I see the umlauts just fine. What do you get with another
terminal? And with the gui installer?

According to gucharmap is C3 BC in the Hangul Syllables unicode

Can you try a different terminal font?

Siep Kroonenberg

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