By | 5 Mar 2009

Moneyplex is an online banking application especially for the German HBCI banking system.

Umlauts in Ubuntu

Since Ubuntu is fully UTF-8 for some time now (and Moneyplex isn’t), you’ll see strange things when using it: Some umlauts are replaced by question marks while others are printed fine.

To get everything working, you have to generate an (old) ISO-8859-15 locale. To accomplish this, edit the file /var/lib/locales/supported.d/de and add the following line:

de_DE@euro ISO-8859-15

Now run the following command to generate the new locale:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure locales

Finally you have to edit the ~/moneyplex/start script to use the new locale. Change the following two lines:

export LC_ALL=de_DE.ISO-8859-15@euro
export LANG=de_DE.ISO-8859-15@euro

Now you should see all umlauts correctly.

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