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Sunday, April 6th 2003, 7:25pm

special characters

hello i've got a really annoying problem with special characters. i've installed mandrake 9.1 with kde 3.1. in konqueror, files with special characters (like ä, ö, ü) are displayed correctly, but not in non-kde-apps like xmms or eclipse. someone told me to start xmms from the console with "LC_ALL=de_DE.ISO-8859-15 xmms" which made special characters work in xmms, but it also made the font used by xmms really ugly plus this doesn't work for all apps. then i was told to add the above line (without xmms) to /etc/profile which caused that special chars are displayed ok in non-kde-apps, but konqueror etc. doens't display them. what can i do?? this is a really annoying problem for me!

thanks for your help!