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Re: Terminal issues in fresh install

On Mon, Dec 31, 2007 at 05:19:52PM -0800, Daniel Burrows wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 31, 2007 at 06:23:52PM -0600, Dave Sherohman <dave@sherohman.org> was heard to say:
> > Is it significant that the old machine was using the basic en_US locale
> > or that I've been accessing both of them via ssh from a workstation with
> > its locale set to C?
>   I'd guess that the locale of the workstation is relevant here.  Your
> terminal is going to be running in your locale (you didn't mention if
> was the system console or an X terminal, but I assume an X terminal),
> and so it won't know how to deal with UTF-8 sequences output by the
> commands you're running remotely.
>   Probably your best bet is to either enable UTF-8 locally or disable it
> remotely.

Thanks for the suggestion.  Building the en_US.UTF-8 locale on the 
workstation and exporting LANG=en_US.UTF-8 in the window used to connect  
to the server (your assumption of an X terminal is accurate) had no 
discernible effect, but setting LANG=C on the server did get the ASCII 
graphics working correctly.  The workstation is still running the 
previous stable version (I haven't talked myself into dealing with 
working out the configuration for switching from XFree86 to x.org yet),
so perhaps my X terminals are just too old to be able to handle UTF-8, 
regardless of the locale.

I reckon we are now the only monastry ever that had a dungeon stuffed with
sixteen thousand zombies.
  - perlmonks.org

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