Hebrew filenames (on any filesystem) in Gentoo displayed as question marks

Posted on 2006-03-25
Last Modified: 2013-11-15

I'm using latest Gentoo Linux, and all filenames containing Hebrew characters (or any other language other than English, for that matter) have those characters replaced with question marks.

Doesn't matter which filesystem it is (main ext3, windows NTFS, cdrom, etc). Both in console and gui. Wether imported from Windows, or if I rename a file myself.

I do have language support in the kernel, I can read and write Hebrew everywhere, so where's the problem???


Question by:Romi Kuntsman
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    Accepted Solution

    I found some resources on the subject (they are in Hebrew, which from your question I assume you understand).
    Check these:
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    by:Romi Kuntsman
    Great, it works! :)

    just ran:
    localedef -i he_IL -f UTF-8 he_IL.UTF-8
    localedef -i en_US -f UTF-8 en_US.UTF-8
    then added
    export LC_CTYPE="he_IL.UTF-8"
    to /etc/profile
    and restarted


    Tell me please, what did you search for to find these?
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    Expert Comment

    As the rules say we should write only in English, I cannot write the exact string, but you can translate the words "Linux file names Hebrew" to Hebrew and google that.

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