What is the best way to view utf-8 files?

John J. Boyer john.boyer at abilitiessoft.com
Wed Mar 10 15:49:46 UTC 2010

At one time I could use less to get a readout of the file, with 
nonprinting characters shown in hex and enclosed in angle brackkets. 
That doesn't work on my present installation. How can I get this?


On Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 04:41:00PM +0100, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> John J. Boyer, le Wed 10 Mar 2010 09:34:06 -0600, a ?crit :
> > My development work for liblouisxml requires viewing the utf-8 files 
> > which it generates. I need to see the hex values for bytes above 126. 
> > vim and less both show odd characters and seem to get confused. What 
> > command will do what I need?
> In vim you can type ga to get the hex value at the botton of the screen.
> Samuel
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Abilitiessoft, Inc.
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Developing software for people with disabilities

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