how to set my LANG value on OSX, if i set it to "C" i dont have accentuated accents in Command Line like "é" which becomes "C). how to correct ?

Posted on 2014-04-07
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Last Modified: 2014-04-07
Hello experts,

i have updated my macbookpro to maverick. my system is in english.

since then i have  some bash  scripts problems, for instance when i launch a script which contains sed commands. i receive :  sed: RE error: illegal byte sequence
i've google on this error and the solution should be for me - i'm using screen which load a .bashrc - to add to my .bashrc "export LC_ALL=C" or "export LC_ALL=POSIX"...

if i set on of the two in my .bashrc , i dont have the sed problem but i can not use accentuated characters in my CLI.

i have also exported
but this doesn't change the behaviour,
i have set all: LC_MONETARY, LC_NUMERIC... with the same value as LANG .

can anyone tell me how to set this LC_* values in order to have my sed receiving utf-8 but also my CLI ?

thank you in advance for all your infos.


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ok....sorry. i found out.
if i set on my .bashrc
export LC_ALL=POSIC.fr_CH.UTF-8
i have evertything back...

as a complement,
before updating my system to maverick i didn't have to set this values on my .bashrc and both; my CLI accepted "é" and my sed was runing without problem.
Since Maverick, sounds like it's necessary to set this LC_ALL variable.

i'm running OSX witch ".screen", screens needs a .bashrc.


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