[rrd-users] Re: Special chars in title or comment?

Alex van den Bogaerdt alex at ergens.op.het.net
Mon May 24 20:07:34 MEST 2004

On Mon, May 24, 2004 at 05:37:53PM +0300, Dez Cadena wrote:

> I'm not sure that what you're saying makes sense or that it'll solve the 
> "special character problem". The problem is that the GDfonts (bitmaps) used in rrdgraph
> do not provide for special chars. I had a similar problem with Greek chars.

Your problem was a bit different I think.  Iso-8859-1 does contain german
umlauts etc.

I think the problem here is that rrdtool wants single-byte characters.  The
input may be something else (UTF-8 for instance).

Now, how to solve this is another matter.  For that it is probably best to
ask people with experience.

What I did to test:

 for i in 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
   for j in 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
     for k in 2 3
       echo -ne \\$k$j$i > testfile.sh
 vi -b testfile.sh
        (binary edit, create a script for rrdtool)
 sh testfile.sh

Hardly the way one wants to do this I guess.

> p.s : I don't know if ./configure --enable-latin2 would make any difference in Sven's case

It will make a difference, but not for the better :)

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