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I can create folder with special characters (example mkdir Öäväaä), but ls -l in terminal shows ??v?a?.

WinScp and mc shows it right (Öäväaä). How can i make terminal to show me right characters?

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It depends on what terminal you're using, but if you're using the default one in Ubuntu you should be able to edit the terminal settings and change the encoding. Since it's a problem isolated to the terminal app, it's probably a setting error, and most likely encoding.

I'm not running Ubuntu right now so I'm not sure where it's located, but I'm pretty sure it's somewhere around Edit > Preferences or similar, around where you change things like background color and font for the terminal. I'd suggest switching to UTF-8 and see if that fixes your problem.

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That would be Terminal (I'm talking about the menu item called Terminal) > Set Character Encoding. – Dan Aug 15 '12 at 10:58
Yup, that's it. – Bob0101 Aug 15 '12 at 12:57

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