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I'm having some problems with utf-8 on OpenBSD ...

More specifically, iconv does't seem to work very well. My WM (PekWM) sets the Window title to <INVALID> whenever it contains a non-ascii character (This includes all GIMP windows and many webpages have UTF-8 <title>'s as well), some investigation discovered that PekWM uses iconv() for character translation.

A quick test with % iconv -t UTF-8 file where file is a file with non-ascii characters seems to confirm that iconv doesn't work at all on OpenBSD ... Or at least not with utf-8.

% iconv -l displays UTF-8 as a supported character set, so it should work. (tm)

(Also having problems with UTF-8 with mutt, may be related ... Some other apps like Vim and Xterm work fine though).
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Could be because iconv defaults to the locale for -f and -t, and OpenBSD only supports the C locale.
Code:
$ file test.txt                                        
test.txt: ISO-8859 English text, with CRLF line terminators
$ iconv -t UTF-8 -f CP1252 test.txt > test8.txt
$ file test8.txt 
test8.txt: UTF-8 Unicode English text, with CRLF line terminators
As for mutt, I have set charset=utf-8 in my muttrc, and characters like é look fine in a UTF8 xterm.
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