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# 1  
Old 12-03-2001
Foreign characters in bash


I'm trying to type in foreign characters (, , , ...) from the bash when doing a Telnet to my UNIX account.

So far it only allows me to type in the standard character set (up to ASCII 128). I need this to feed parameters to certains scripts and programs.


# 2  
Old 12-03-2001
Try using the "-8" option to telnet if your version supports it. Alternately give telnet the "toggle binary" command to enable 8-bit transport.


$ telnet
telnet> toggle binary
Negotiating binary mode with remote host.
telnet> open
Connected to
Escape character is '^]'.
# 3  
Old 12-03-2001
Hello PxT,

thanks for your quick reply.

I forgot to tell you that I'm not telnetting from another UNIX machine, but from a Windows system. As far as I know Windows' Telnet does not have these switches (I have to use a Telnet program with SSH anyway, because my host refuses insecure Telnet connections.

# 4  
Old 12-03-2001
What type of system are you connecting to? Some machines use tty/pty's that are not 8-bit clean.

Try issuing: stty -parenb -istrip cs8

to see if that helps.
# 5  
Old 12-04-2001
Hello and thanks again. I'm learning new things about Unix and that's great.

This is the log of my Telnet session:

bash$ stty -parenb -istrip cs8
==> Here I tried to type in "Camarn". It didn't work
bash$ Camarn

This is what "stty" gives. Don't whether this is useful for you:

bash$ stty
speed 9600 baud; -parity
rows = 24; columns = 80; ypixels = 0; xpixels = 0;
swtch = <undef>;
brkint -inpck -istrip icrnl -ixany imaxbel onlcr tab3
echo echoe echok echoctl echoke iexten


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