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Old 10th August 2007, 10:32 PM
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Display Problem with ASCII Extended Characters

We have an application system that's been running on text mode on Red Hat Linux 4.2 since 1999.

Recently we have upgraded the Red Hat version to 7.2 without much problem.

Currently we are in the process of installing our application system to Fedora version 7 and I can't get it to display the lines and boxes. All were replaced by solid square boxes or other strange characters.

I have searched every possible web sites that I think can give me some clue how to fix it, so far, has no luck.

I consider myself novice, with only three months actual experience with Linux. Appreciate anybody's help.
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Old 10th August 2007, 10:53 PM
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Fedora uses UTF-8 encoded Unicode characters by default, your application probably uses some 8-bit character set. If you have the source, you can fix the program to use the Unicode box drawing codes: http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U2500.pdf
If not, you need to change the locale and console font settings to match the character set you need for your application.
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Old 13th August 2007, 08:42 PM
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Messing with the source code is probably out of the question. The management won't allow it.

I have solve the problem with the setfont command.

Thank you for giving me the lead.
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