Weird rsync or shell problem?

Jamie Lokier jamie at
Sun Mar 22 12:25:30 GMT 2009

Wayne Davison wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 21, 2009 at 07:23:58PM +0100, at wrote:
> > SCHNITT/Render Files/#342#200#242Vorlage Bleskin_990101_NB_n-tv/Vorlage Blesk-FIN-0000000b
> The character sequence 0343 0200 0242 is E2 80 A2 in hex.  Seems to be a
> common sequence for something (since those characters show up via google
> search), but I'm not sure what they are (and you don't mention your
> system's character encoding).

It's UTF-8 encoding for a bullet character used in itemised lists
(Unicode U+2022).

> The difference in behavior between cron and shell is most likely that
> the environment variable LANG is set differently, and thus rsync doesn't
> think that the character sequence is valid for the current language (and
> thus it escapes it).

Yes, LANG probably needs "UTF8" or "UTF-8" somewhere.
For example, "en_US.UTF-8" works on GNU/Linux.

-- Jamie

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