I recently switched from KDE to XFCE because I could not stand KDE bugs anymore. The upside is that XFCE is super simple, fast, and minimalist. The downside is that everything looks "blocky" (as in "lego blocks").
Anyway, two issues have been bugging me these past few days and I finally got around them today.
Accented characters displayed as interrogation marks in terminal
I write in French and English so I sometimes need to type accented characters on the command line. Unfortunately, after installing XFCE on archlinux, I found that every time I typed an accented character in the terminal, it was replaced by an interrogation mark.
After messing around with my configuration files for three days, I finally found the solution on the archlinux wiki:
# in ~/.bashrc export LC_ALL= export LC_COLLATE="C" export LANG=en_US.utf8