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created November 14, 2001 · complexity basic · author Gerhard Häring · version 5.7


I had a problem with VIM on the FreeBSD console: it didn't display characters like German umlauts correctly, but escaped them with a tilde. The solution is to teach VIM about printable characters. I use the following on my vimrc:

set isprint=@,128-255

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