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Ubuntu weird characters in PuTTY

On 7/20/07, Bill Ricker <bill.n1vux-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at> wrote:
> > I'm using Lucida Sans Typewriter, but I don't see how that would make a
> > difference.
> If Kris and Chuck didn't put the characters you need into Lucida Sans
> Typewriter (a lovely console font, good taste) ... it will look wrong

As it happens, I work at Bitstream, but I'm not on a first name basis with
Kris Holmes or Chuck Bigelow.  It is an excellent font, though.

> Aha!  I've just change the mutt settings (.muttrc) to allow8bit and set
> > the charset to iso-8859-1, and now the funky characters are showing up
> > as question marks, not screwing up my display.  This wasn't necessary
> > with Mandrake, but apparently it is now with Ubuntu.  In any case, it
> > now appears I can view (and delete) these messages safely.
> ? is likely the "not in this font" marker.

 I'm not worried about the '?' characters.  At least they only occupy one
position, and thus don't screw up the display.


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