[syslinux] accented characters in isolinux

Paul Pianta pantz at lqt.ca
Thu May 13 11:24:55 PDT 2004

hey people

I'm new to the list and would like to say thanks to everyone that has 
worked on syslinux/isolinux. It's one of those tools that everyone uses 
at some stage but no-one ever really takes much notice of it - mainly 
because *it just works*. So congrats ...

Now onto my question - I am customizing Fedora Core and I want to change 
the isolinux boot.msg screen to display some custom text. Problem is 
that the text is in french and includes accented characters. These 
characters don't seem to be supported in isolinux. I have tried editing 
the file on a machine that is utf-8 compliant, and also on a machine 
with LANG=en_US.iso885915. These machines give me different characters - 
but both times they are not the correct characters.

It is only the accented characters that give me trouble. A utf-8 
compatible file gives me 2 characters for each accented character in 
isolinux, and the iso885915 gives me one character for each accented 

Any ideas on how I can get accents in my boot.msg?



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