• Character set problems on linux

    From John F.@1:229/880 to All on Fri Dec 23 08:31:05 2005
    Hi guys, posting this from a Synchronet BBS, connecting via telnet from
    Linux.
    I'm having a bit of a problem in that when I telnet in from the linux
    console, I get major ugliness. I'm not sure how to describe it, but what should be solid blocks of color become accented letters. I've gotten it to work before by downloading some ANSI font and running an xterm, but that's
    not an option here. How can I get a good-looking session going on? Do I
    need to find a better client than telnet?
    Thanks

    John F.

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  • From Alan Ianson@1:153/757 to John F. on Fri Dec 23 19:14:40 2005
    John F. wrote to All:

    Hi guys, posting this from a Synchronet BBS, connecting via telnet from Linux.
    I'm having a bit of a problem in that when I telnet in from the linux console, I get major ugliness. I'm not sure how to describe it, but what should be solid blocks of color become accented letters. I've gotten it to
    work before by downloading some ANSI font and running an xterm, but that's not an option here. How can I get a good-looking session going on? Do I need to find a better client than telnet?

    I used to have that problem with Mandrake. I fixed it by changing the
    default font to default8x16?? or something there about. It works OK
    with debian, except for the odd character is messed up.

    I have noticed though at times I'll read a message with MBSE or
    Synchronet and it changes my character set or something. I don't
    really know what to call it but everthing seems to be greek or
    something, really strange. I can read the message with golded and
    everything is fine. Once I run out of english consoles I have to
    reboot!

    Ttyl :-),
    Al

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  • From Rob Swindell to John F. on Wed Dec 28 18:10:56 2005
    Re: Character set problems on linux
    By: John F. to All on Fri Dec 23 2005 08:31 am

    Hi guys, posting this from a Synchronet BBS, connecting via telnet from Linux.
    I'm having a bit of a problem in that when I telnet in from the linux console, I get major ugliness. I'm not sure how to describe it, but what should be solid blocks of color become accented letters. I've gotten it to work before by downloading some ANSI font and running an xterm, but that's not an option here. How can I get a good-looking session going on? Do I need to find a better client than telnet?

    Try http://syncterm.bbsdev.net

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  • From Robert Couture@1:229/2000 to Alan Ianson on Fri Dec 30 14:35:02 2005
    Hello Alan.

    23 Dec 05 19:14, you wrote to John F.:

    I have noticed though at times I'll read a message with MBSE or
    Synchronet and it changes my character set or something. I don't
    really know what to call it but everthing seems to be greek or
    something, really strange. I can read the message with golded and everything is fine. Once I run out of english consoles I have to
    reboot!

    Typing 'reset' at the prompt does not work?

    Robert

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  • From Alan Ianson@1:153/757 to Robert Couture on Fri Dec 30 11:48:03 2005
    Robert Couture wrote to Alan Ianson:

    I have noticed though at times I'll read a message with MBSE or Synchronet and it changes my character set or something. I don't really know what to call it but everthing seems to be greek or something, really strange. I can read the message with golded and everything is fine. Once I run out of english consoles I have to reboot!

    Typing 'reset' at the prompt does not work?

    Ahh! I was sure there was a command to get back to the way it should
    be. Thanks, I'll try that the next time it happens.

    Ttyl :-),
    Al

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  • From Robert Couture@1:229/2000 to Alan Ianson on Fri Dec 30 23:18:10 2005
    Hello Alan.

    30 Dec 05 11:48, you wrote to me:

    Typing 'reset' at the prompt does not work?

    Ahh! I was sure there was a command to get back to the way it should
    be. Thanks, I'll try that the next time it happens.

    You're welcome! Hope it works for your problem.

    Robert

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  • From Alan Ianson@1:153/757 to John F. on Sat Dec 31 13:30:12 2005
    John F. wrote to All:

    Hi guys, posting this from a Synchronet BBS, connecting via telnet from Linux. I'm having a bit of a problem in that when I telnet in from the linux console, I get major ugliness.

    Dang, I should have thought of this before. Try entering this at the
    console or adding it to .bash_profile. I'm not sure why/how it works,
    it just does.. :)

    echo -en "\033(U"

    Ttyl :-),
    Al

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  • From Benny Pedersen@2:237/53 to Alan Ianson on Mon Jun 12 20:05:28 2006
    Hello Alan!

    23 Dec 05 19:14, Alan Ianson wrote to John F.:

    something, really strange. I can read the message with golded and everything is fine. Once I run out of english consoles I have to
    reboot!

    type reset in the console before reboot :-)

    reset

    Regards Benny

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  • From Benny Pedersen@2:237/53 to Alan Ianson on Mon Jun 12 20:07:40 2006
    Hello Alan!

    31 Dec 05 13:30, Alan Ianson wrote to John F.:

    Dang, I should have thought of this before. Try entering this at the console or adding it to .bash_profile. I'm not sure why/how it works,
    it just does.. :)

    echo -en "\033(U"

    does it enable ANSI ?

    what is the code for disable then ? :-)

    Regards Benny

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  • From Alan Ianson@1:153/757 to Benny Pedersen on Mon Jun 12 12:22:19 2006
    Benny Pedersen wrote to Alan Ianson:

    something, really strange. I can read the message with golded and everything is fine. Once I run out of english consoles I have to reboot!

    type reset in the console before reboot :-)

    Yeah, that's what I do now.. :) I still see messages that do that at
    times. I see an x in the msg body where it changes everything. It
    must be a ctrl x or ??? something.

    Ttyl :-),
    Al

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  • From Alan Ianson@1:153/757 to Benny Pedersen on Mon Jun 12 12:31:45 2006
    Benny Pedersen wrote to Alan Ianson:

    Dang, I should have thought of this before. Try entering this at the console or adding it to .bash_profile. I'm not sure why/how it works, it just does.. :)

    echo -en "\033(U"

    does it enable ANSI ?

    I am not sure what kind of command that is. It must be something that
    bash understands. That command and the console font are important for displaying BBS ansi and high ascii graphic characters as expected.

    what is the code for disable then ? :-)

    I have forgotten what command is used to reverse that. Looking in my
    .bashrc it looks like "\033[0" is the default on this box. Running
    reset at the console will get you back to the default also.

    I should really investigate why/how that works one day.. :)

    Ttyl :-),
    Al

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  • From Scott Little@3:712/848 to Benny Pedersen on Tue Jun 13 14:55:16 2006
    [ 12 Jun 06 19:07, Benny Pedersen wrote to Alan Ianson ]


    echo -en "\033(U"
    does it enable ANSI ?

    It disables character mapping. You need it because the Linux console defaults to Latin-1 while BBS ANSIs are usually in CP437.

    man console_codes for info.

    what is the code for disable then ? :-)

    Some two-bit outfit called the "ISO" decided to set another standard ;)


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