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Old 10-10-2004, 07:00 PM   #1
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: PA
Distribution: Slackware 12.0
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Weird terminal font issue

I'm having a strange problem with fonts in certain terminal emulators and the non-Xwindows CLI.
If I run mc or another program that has simple, non-Xwindows graphics like pkgtool in Slackware, I get extra characters thrown in instead of things like dashes. So in mc the line up top that should look like this:


looks like this:


Kinda hard to read....

This happens in the CLI as well as aterm, but not in xterm, Eterm or konsole.

Any suggestions?

Old 10-12-2004, 05:46 AM   #2
Registered: Mar 2004
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Distribution: Slackware 12.0
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Fixed it.
It was an environment variable. In order to get aterm working properly with vi I was running aterm with the option -tn linux. That set the TERM variable to linux and caused all of the problems. Both vi and mc work with -tn xterm.

Now my terminal really looks slick in fluxbox, and works too!



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