I'm running Vim (9) on Ubuntu both on my local machine and a VPS. I was working on moving my config to the server, where I encountered an error saying:
Invalid argument: listchars=tab:~@\ ,trail:~@,extends:#,nbsp:.
After a bit of googling, I found an answer to add
:set encoding=utf8 in my
vimrc, but I figured it might have had to do with the locale and set
export LANG=hu_HU.UTF-8 in my
.zshrc on both machines.
Now the Vim on my computer is throwing stuff like this on the screen, while the visually shown lines and my actual cursor positions is misaligned:
The issue goes away if I remove all my theme config (notably
vim-airline). The issue does not happen now on the server, just on the computer. The Vim config on the two machines are the same.
I obviously don't get something about locales and utf-8 in general, and how that interacts with
I'm also not sure if I handled the original issue properly (set encoding).
What happening here and how can I fix this?
edit: I rolled back my recent changes to my configuration to one that definitely worked properly and the issue persists, so it must have been the locale changes (I can't really think of anything else), but I have no idea what the original settings were and what should work with vim ...
edit2: For good measure:
❯ locale LANG=en_GB.UTF-8 LANGUAGE= LC_CTYPE="en_GB.UTF-8" LC_NUMERIC=hu_HU.UTF-8 LC_TIME=hu_HU.UTF-8 LC_COLLATE="en_GB.UTF-8" LC_MONETARY=hu_HU.UTF-8 LC_MESSAGES="en_GB.UTF-8" LC_PAPER=hu_HU.UTF-8 LC_NAME=hu_HU.UTF-8 LC_ADDRESS=hu_HU.UTF-8 LC_TELEPHONE=hu_HU.UTF-8 LC_MEASUREMENT=hu_HU.UTF-8 LC_IDENTIFICATION=hu_HU.UTF-8 LC_ALL=