Enable UTF8 by default

Bug #301447 reported by Chris Jones on 2008-11-23
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
byobu (Ubuntu)
screen (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: screen

Is there any reason we can't have:

defutf8 on

in /etc/screenrc? The use case I have in mind is people using irssi in screen, neither of which enable UTF-8 by default, but I expect this shows up elsewhere. What I don't know is, are there things which are negatively effected? I've no memory of having encountered such problems.

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Chris Jones (cmsj) on 2008-11-23
Changed in screen:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Chris Jones (cmsj) wrote :

It seems as though this may not be necessary, further investigation required.

Dustin Kirkland  (kirkland) wrote :

I'll be glad to fix this in byobu's configuration, which provides a sane set of additional defaults for screen sessions started under byobu.


Changed in byobu (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → In Progress
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package byobu - 2.15-0ubuntu1

byobu (2.15-0ubuntu1) karmic; urgency=low

  * profiles/common: defutf8 on seems like a sane default, at this point,
    LP: #301447
  * debian/control: trying to fix upgrade issues, add
    provides/replaces/conflicts screen-profiles (<< 2.0), LP: #390808
    NOTE: we can't provide a dummy screen-profiles package, as we
    must have screen-profiles uninstalled first, to remove the
    dpkg-diversion of /usr/bin/screen
  * byobu: force the janitor to run on startup to create the environment
  * byobu-status: fix --detail, detect script dir

 -- Dustin Kirkland <email address hidden> Tue, 23 Jun 2009 01:00:09 -0500

Changed in byobu (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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