[erlang-questions] How to show non-ascii charaters correctly in erlang shell?

mog <>
Fri Sep 12 16:30:16 CEST 2008

On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 10:38:06AM +0800, devdoer bird wrote:
> HI:
> We have chinese words  input /output in erlang shell,and we want to show
> them  correctly in terminal ,but the erlang shell only show the integer
> number .
> Eg. If we input "????"  in the shell,it will appear as :
> 9> "\326\320\316\304".
> "\326\320\316\304"

Currently ssh, telnet, and shell drivers, escape anything but ascii sequences.  I assumed this was for security / cleanliness issues.  It is easy to go alter this, I have a patch on erlang-bugs list that did just that to allow for ^L to be typed and followed correctly in the shell.

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