[ILUG] Shell display issues, possibly locale.
lhecking at users.sourceforge.net
Tue Oct 17 15:09:14 IST 2006
Cathal A. Ferris writes:
> I have a LAMP server, originally installed as knoppix 3.6 but
> apt-getted to debian sarge.
> My problem is that a lot of system output on the command line is
> unreadable. For example, as root, I enter 'adduser'.
> The next line reads: '??????? ??'? ???????????:'
> I also get this question-mark substitution in vim for its prompts, and in
> things that use ncurses libraries. It's also present in tcsh, and screen.
I have seen funny behaviour of ncurses based management utils on RHEL2/3
as well, and the cure was to export LANG=C. YMMV.
> I've tried finding out where the relevant setting is changed, but having
> some difficulty.
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