locale problem


my client system is configured for UTF-8, which I do not want to
change. I need to work via ssh with a server (which is not under my
control), that does not support UTF-8. Obviously, I encounter the
problem, that 8bit characters are not displayed correctly. Neither are
8bit-character keyboard events processed correctly.

There is no use of setting the remote locale, since the server does not
support it. Is there a way of having an automatic client-server
character conversion depending on the respective locales?

If not, how can I post a feature request?

I am using ssh version OpenSSH_4.2p1, OpenSSL 0.9.8a 11 Oct 2005 (SUSE Linux/OpenSUSE 10.1).
The remote server is running sshd version OpenSSH_3.7.1p2 (Solaris 7).

Best regards,


Olaf Schreiner

TU Berlin
DaimlerChrysler Automotive Information Technology Institute
Human Machine Interaction Group
Address: Sekr. FR5-13, Franklinstr. 28/29, 10587 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 30 314 73171
Fax: +49 30 314 73623
Email: oschrein@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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