Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 68687
Border characters show up funny
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:02 EDT
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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
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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 ;-)
Not a kernel bug. Sounds like the console font you're using does not
supply box drawing characters.
It *is* a kernel bug. The dialog included in the kernel source does not handle UTF8.
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.