Re: use of graphics characters recently disabled in xterm

On Fri, Sep 08, 2017 at 05:57:33PM -0500, Theodore Kilgore wrote:

I have recently done some upgrades, keeping current with
slackware-64-current. And what has happened is that suddenly MC
started to print funny characters around the panels instead of

a screenshot would help:

+ If it's 2-3 characters rather than a single character, that indicates that
  xterm's not using UTF-8 (a resource problem perhaps).  You would set in
  the right-menu-mouse menu that "UTF-8 Encoding" is not checked.

+ If it's a single character, then that could be a problem with the video
  driver (or fontconfig, etc).  For this, you could try using xterm's
  built-in line-drawing using the "Line-Drawing Characters" menu option.

printing vertical and horizontal lines. This happens only in an
xterm, not in the console terminal where all remains OK. The command
mc -a replaces the straight lines with vertical and horizontal
dashes, but that does not look nearly so nice.

Thomas E. Dickey <dickey invisible-island net>

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