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Bug 68687 - Border characters show up funny
Border characters show up funny
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
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Reported: 2002-07-12 11:45 EDT by Horst H. von Brand
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-12-15 23:49:14 EST
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Description Horst H. von Brand 2002-07-12 11:45:16 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.0.1) Gecko/20020625

Description of problem:
When running e.g. "make menuconfig" for the kernel on a virtual terminal, the
borders show up as accented uppercase letters. It worked fine here (Toshiba
Satellite 1800) under RH 7.3

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1."make menuconfig" (or other such menu using program)on vt (not X)

Actual Results:  Borders show up as uppercase accented letters and other funny

Expected Results:  Borders ;-)

Additional info:
Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2002-07-13 04:29:29 EDT
Not a kernel bug.  Sounds like the console font you're using does not
supply box drawing characters.
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2002-07-14 20:34:49 EDT
It *is* a kernel bug. The dialog included in the kernel source does not handle UTF8.
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2002-07-14 20:42:14 EDT
I should say, this is either a bug in the kernel source's dialog, or in the
ncurses it links to. It's not an initscripts issue, though.

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