Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 87852
Graphical chars displayed incorrectly with linux emulation
Last modified: 2015-01-07 19:04:36 EST
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Description of problem:
We wrote a program using python in RedHat 7.1. Our program has borders around
the menus,etc. These borders display fine when using either linux emulation
(console) or vt100 emulation(terminals) on RedHat 7.1. We have loaded the exact
same program on RedHat 8.0 without making any changes to the program.
On RedHat 8.0 our borders are not shown at all when using linux emulation on
the console. When changing the emulation to vt100, the chars are displayed
as "g"'s and other letters.
When connecting our terminals (TCP), which use vt100 emulation, to RedHat 8.0
and running the same program, the borders are displayed fine.
It seems that the problem is with ncurses, as we use "ACS_HLINE"
and "ACS_VLINE" in the program.
PS Noticed similar border problems in minicom.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
package need to be linked/compiled against libncursesw (which is in the newer
rawhide versions of ncurses), the wide version, to work in a Unicode environment.