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Frotz/Inform with Umlaute (äÄöÖüÜß)

  • When I start a german Inform game (.z6) from ES german Umlaute (äÄöÖüÜß) are not displayed correct. But when I start frotz from the shell, it works fine. My local settings are set to german via RaspConf. What could cause this problem?

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    @Kohlkarpfen said in Frotz/Inform with Umlaute (äÄöÖüÜß):


    Can you give more details about the ROM name and your system ( ? You can see in the Runcommand log file (/dev/shm/runcommand.log) how frotz is started vs. how are you starting it from the command line - can you attach the log file to your post ?

  • Raspberry Pi 3 b+
    RetroPie v4.4

    Executing: pushd /home/pi/RetroPie/roms/zmachine; frotz "/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/zmachine/starrider.z5"; popd

    When I start it from Shell I only change the directory to /home/pi/RetroPie/roms/zmachine/ and run

    frotz starrider.z5

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    What is the output of locale, when you run it from the terminal ? It looks like the game expects the terminal to have a Latin1 encoding, but I think that by default the locale settings set it to UTF8. I don't know how it works from the terminal - do you run the game (succesfully) after quiting Emulationstation or from a SSH session ?

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    OK, I found a workaround for this problem - which seems similar to this issue.
    Edit the /etc/default/console-setup file (sudo nano /etc/default/console-setup) and change the




    then reboot. After that, the game should run with the correct characters.


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