Re: viewing ansi graphics
> I don't know how to display the higher-ascii characters in the text-mode
> console, but if under X you start an xterm or rxvt or whatever and load
> it with an ansi font (eg xterm -font vga or rxvt -fn vga, you'll need to
> download the font first) then you can properly display all those colored
> blocks and funky characters. If anyone knows how to display these
> characters in text mode, please let me know.
The "vga" font is included in the "dosemu"-Package.
A "vga13x19" (or something like this) comes with "bitchx",
but is too big for most peoples needs.
To change the font for Eterm, use "Eterm -F fontname".
( IIRC it's documented as "-fn" somewhere?!? )
In the console you can use "setfont" to change to some of the fonts
installed in "/usr/share/consolefonts/*". I don't know where to get
a "cp437..." from, but "cp850..." is at least a bit better for ANSIs
than my default iso-fonts.
Disabling "setfont" in the startup-scripts might help. (I didn't try.)