Re: [code] Error with textdept-curses

From: Mitchell <>
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2014 08:19:38 -0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)

Hi Michael,

On Tue, 24 Jun 2014, Michael Robinson wrote:

> i just setup a new laptop wiht x86_64 ArchLinux and am having a problem
> with textadept-curses i keep getting an error i have not gotten befor
> I compiled from source and have textredux. it gives me a very long screen
> of errors i just copyed a small part.
> usr/local/share/textadept/core/ui.lua:289: bad argument #2 to 'iconv'
> (string expected, got nil)
> [snip]

It appears that your filesystem's character set is not declared properly.
Textadept checks for the following environment variables:


$CHARSET is normally "UTF-8" if set. Otherwise, $LC_ALL and $LANG would be
something like "en.UTF-8" or "de.UTF-8" I believe.


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Received on Wed 25 Jun 2014 - 08:19:38 EDT

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