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

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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???


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I found some resources on the subject (they are in Hebrew, which from your question I assume you understand).
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Romi KuntsmanBig Data Engineer


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?

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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