[CentOS] screen + mutt terminal issues. [SOLVED]
netwiz at crc.id.au
Wed Dec 5 11:50:46 UTC 2007
On Wed, Dec 05, 2007 at 05:49:21PM +1100, Steven Haigh wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm trying to fix a display issue when using mutt inside a screen session.
> This issue came to my attention when the following posts hit my mailbox:
> 10723 Mário Gamito [CentOS] Another question Wed, Dec 05, 2007 ( 2.4K
> 10724 nate Re: [CentOS] Anyone using sendmail? Tue, Dec 04, 2007 ( 4.6K)
> The accent in Mario's name (post 10723 in my mailbox) seems to cause havok with the
> terminal emulation in mutt. I've experimented with the different terminal emulations
> (xterm, ansi, screen, linux, xterm-color etc) and found that:
> ansi = garbled screen.
> xterm = displays layout correctly, however highlight bars (in the index screen
> within mutt) only drawns a background colour when text is also drawn.
> xterm-color = displayis an issue is shown when using the up/down arrows over
> his posts. This corrupts the layout of the screen. usually a blank
> line is displayed below Mario's name.
> screen = same as xterm-color
> linux = same as xterm-color
> Does anyone know how I might be able to correct this? Is this an issue with screen or the
> termcap or maybe even mutt?
Replying to myself with the fix... Setting PuTTY to use UTF-8 fixes the issue. This is
done in the Window -> Translation section. The default is "ISO-8859-1:1998 (Latin-1, West Europe)"
Changing this to UTF-8 fixes all these display corruption issues.
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