Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 69982
konsole showed weird characters when running mc
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:44:44 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.5 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20020718
Description of problem:
When running mc (Midnight Commander) under Konsole some of the chacaters are
garbled. See the attached snapshot.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
2.run mc inside the konsole
Actual Results: Some characters (e.g., border lines) are garbled. When pulling
down menu, characters can be seen overlaid on top of the background texts.
Changing to other fonts showed the same garbled texts.
Attached is the snapshot of the konsole window.
Here are the relevant packages:
Created attachment 67344 [details]
garbled characters in konsole
This is most likely not a konsole bug. Upgrading to the latest mc, slang, and
initscripts should solve this issue.
Here are the packages I have installed:
I believe they are most up-to-date at this point. But I still get the garbled
In addition, it seems that other text-based programs, such as ntsysv, has
exactly the same problem under konsole. But they are fine under text console
(well at least tty1).
Well turned out that I set LANG to en_US the other day and forgot to turn it
back. After setting LANG="en_US.UTF-8" in /etc/sysconfig/i18n the problem was
alleviated a little: I still got garbled characters (see the new snapshot), but
with a different weird character as the borderline char; as to pulling down
menus showed background texts through the forground, it's now gone.
Created attachment 67625 [details]
garbled screen (LANG=en_US.UTF-8)
ok it's fixed in (null).