line drawing characters in vt100 xterm
Tue May 29 20:19:00 GMT 2007
On Tue, 29 May 2007, J. David Boyd wrote:
> Sometime, I can connect to a customer system, and the vt100 terminal does a
> great job of drawing lines.
> Other time, I get + and - and | characters instead.
> A clue please? Where do I start troubleshooting this?
start with the $TERM environment variable.
curses applications use that to lookup the terminal characteristics.
(ncurses may also note that the locale is set to a UTF-8 value and
depending on the $TERM setting, decide that line-drawing won't work).
Thomas E. Dickey
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