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Old 12-12-2006, 03:24 PM   #1
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International characters over remote session

I have a weird problem with Debian Etch.

Locally, using terminal, I can use my Swedish characters ("" and their capitalized siblings "") without any problems. It also works inside the irssi IRC client (locally that is), as well as from a bash session launched from the terminal.

However, when I connect via ssh strange things happen. In the terminal, Swedish characters appear to register only when an additional key is pressed. For example, when I press "", it's only shown after I press an additional character. If I launch irssi, two or three strange characters are shown in sequence instead of my Swedish characters. The prompt in irssi behaves very strangely as a result of this.

I'm using Putty to connect to my linux box from windows.

If I launch ssh locally from Debian and connect to my own machine, it all works nicely. I don't know where to place the blame -- whether it's a keymap or terminal issue in the ssh clients, or some setting somewhere I'm supposed to fiddle with.

Really don't know what to do here, any help would be appreciated.


Edit: Found the reason behind this weird behaviour. Just needed to change to UTF-8 in putty and everything works fine again. :-)

Last edited by strankan; 12-12-2006 at 03:52 PM.


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