I'm using VIM through PuTTY to work on my development server, but it gets rather difficult when I have to work on files containing characters like those mentioned in the title. Not only does it make VIM look like this
But also it completely f*cks VIM up, making the visual caret sitting somewhere completely random relative to where text appears when I'm typing.
The files I'm editing uses ISO-8859-1 encoding
root@foo:~/www/pltest# file --mime-encoding index.php index.php: iso-8859-1
And PuTTY is set to expect ISO-8859-1 in Settings->Window->Translation. So the only issue can be Debian. If I try typing any of the above characters into the console, random appears:
Any idea how I can get Debian to allow ISO-8859-1 symbols?
Solved it (Partly)! Apparently displaying the symbols was as simple as printing out /etc/locale.alias, finding my locale in the list and setting the corresponding language code (in my case nb_NO.ISO-8859-1) to the LANG environment variable. However, I'm still not able to type the characters into the PuTTY window. Any time I try I hear a windows error 'ding'.