[CentOS] Gnome-terminal's backslashes look like Ws with a horizontal line through -- how to get a backslash?

Fri May 9 20:16:23 UTC 2008
Charles E Campbell Jr <charles.e.campbell at nasa.gov>


I've just started trying gnome-terminal (instead of xterm) because of 
its "tabbing" facility.  However, I note that with it backslashes appear 
something like a W with a horizontal line through it.  Any known way to 
get a backslash to appear as a backslash?

To see what I mean, use gnome-terminal with

  echo '\'

in bash, ksh, etc.

Chip Campbell