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Re: [tlug] [RESOLVED] Re: What's the easiest way to edit EUC-JP files on a remote server from an Ubun

Edmund Edgar <> wrote:
> On Tue, 15 Sep 2020 at 15:44, <> wrote:
> > Is there any reason the `fileencodings' setting doesn't work for you?
> > $ vim --cmd 'set fileencodings=euc-jp' euc-jp-encoded-file.txt
> That works fine if the file is local, but it's on a remote server that I'm
> ssh'ing to.

vim is capable of doing on-the-fly translation between file and
terminal encodings.  Possibly the remote host has different defaults /
remote vim picks a different encoding to work as, causing it to behave
differently from your local vim.

Try setting your local terminal encoding to UTF-8 and use these settings
on the remote host .vimrc and see if you can edit a EUC-JP (or
Shift-JIS, or UTF-8, etc) file with them.

:set encoding=utf-8
:set fileencodings=iso-2022-jp,euc-jp,sjis,utf-8
:set fileformats=unix,dos,mac


The details are hairy.  e.g. I'm not sure how locale (in the
environment and in vim) interacts with the above, and there's a
"termencoding" option etc.  Check the manual if you are interested.

Stephen Lee <>

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