[CentOS] ncurses programs look messaed up

Tue Feb 21 21:30:56 UTC 2006
Matt Hyclak <hyclak at math.ohiou.edu>

On Tue, Feb 21, 2006 at 04:27:37PM -0500, Robin Mordasiewicz enlightened us:
> When using things like links, centericq, or ntsysv on my fedora core 2 box 
> the fonts in ncurses based programs look fine, but on my centos4.2 box all 
> the pipes and dashes end up looking like
>  ââââââââââââââââââ
> Does anyone know how to fix this problem ?

Yes, change your LANG from en_US.UTF-8 to en_US. This can be done
permanently in /etc/sysconfig/i18n.


Matt Hyclak
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Department of Social Work
Ohio University
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