Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 75914
screen UTF-8 encoding option missing (Unknown option -U)
Last modified: 2007-03-26 23:57:46 EDT
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Description of problem:
In GNU screen 3.9.11, the following option is present:
-U Tell screen to use UTF-8 encoding.
However, in Red Hat 8.0, this option is removed.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Invoke screen with the -U option.
Error: Unknown option -U
Expected Results: I want to tell screen that my terminal sends/receives UTF-8
If the behaviour is correct could you recommend another method
to connect to a legacy Red Hat system (not running UTF-8) from
a Red Hat 8.0 UTF-8 system? (Not vice versa, I did try that.)
Screen's UTF-8 support is buggy (as of 3.9.11), so we don't compile it with
I'm not sure what exactly you're trying to accomplish; please clarify for me.
It could be that the answer to your problem is simply to connect via ssh to the
remote host (the legacy machine) and running screen on it through your ssh
connection, rather than using screen locally to multiplex several ssh
connections to the remote host.
(Will close as 'WONTFIX' pending your response.)
I am evaluating a new version of screen to see if the reasons we removed UTF-8
have been resolved.
See bug #78392
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 78392 ***