How do I change the default character encoding in RHEL ?

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  • How do I change the character encoding to ISO-8859-15 (or any other encoding)?
  • How to change the character encoding from UTF-8 to ISO-8859-1 ?


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

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