Setup of Terminal.app

Terminal.app

Now that the shell can handle 8-bit IO, we need to define how we want the terminal application to interpret those 8 bits. The following setup is made for Apples Terminal.app (in /Applications/Utilities/), similar steps will need to be made for other terminal applications.

Type Cmnd-I

  • in the pane 'Monitor' or '<unknown monitor>', select UTF-8 as the character encoding (towards the bottom)
  • click the button at the bottom named 'Bruk innstillinger som standard'/'Use preferences as default'
  • in the pane 'Emulation' ('Emulering'), uncheck 'Escape-koder for ikke-ASCII-tegn'
  • in the pane 'Emulation' ('Emulering'), uncheck 'Escape-koder for ikke-ASCII-tegn'
  • click the button at the bottom named 'Bruk innstillinger som standard'/'Use preferences as default' again
  • to be able to input accented characters, or characters requiring the option key, make sure that the preference 'Bruk tilvalgstast som metatast'/'Use Option key as Meta key' is not checked in the page 'Tastatur'/'Keyboard'

Last modified: $Date: 2008-11-05 18:52:54 +0100 (Wed, 05 Nov 2008) $, by $Author: boerre $

by Sjur Moshagen