Grep character æ

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http://www.unix.com – Hello, Im trying check if character "æ" (alt+145) is included or not in some files. To do that I have written a scrip with vi that basically is a loop of all these compressed files and something like: Code: zcat $file | grep æ >> logtocheck.out ; The problem is that æ is translated to something like "\303\254" (not sure about the exact numbers). Ive been trying some other ways to write this character but didnt succeed. I execute it with ksh. Thank you in advance. (HowTos)