Bug#167884: Here's a further example

Greg Kochanski gpk@kochanski.org, 167884@bugs.debian.org
Wed, 16 Mar 2005 01:04:42 +0000

Pierre Habouzit wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 05, 2002 at 11:42:00AM -0500, Greg Kochanski wrote:
>>This is a screen shot of Vim on text containing the
>>previously included file.
>>The screen is pretty well trashed in the vicinity of the
>>non-ascii characters.
>   I really believe the problem is not with vim, but with your locales.
>   1/ since the bug is really old, do you still have the problem ?
>   2/ if yes, what does 'locale' says on your system ?
>   if the answer to (2) is that all your LC_ vars use us-ascii, then
> reconsider using some iso8859-1 charset + installing xfree86 transcoded
> fonts.

I dug up the file and tried it.   With my current locale (POSIX),
it works OK.   Specifically, it can't display all the characters,
byt the missing ones are neatly represented by single boxes.

When I sent the bug report, with whatever locale I had then,
one of the non-ascii characters would cause major confusion.

So, No more problem.