problem with displaying graphical chars in mc under rxvt (CYGWIN=codepage:oem didnt fix it)
Mon Oct 31 09:20:00 GMT 2005
On Sat, 29 Oct 2005, Andy Kosela wrote:
> I got a problem with displaying graphical characters in mc 4.6.1-2
> under rxvt 2.7.10-6. The lines are screwed up. I tried setting
> CYGWIN=codepage:oem but the problem persists. When I launch bash under
> cmd.com everything is ok with mc. It only happens in rxvt. I'm using
> courier fonts set in ~/.Xdefaults
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Quoting an excerpt from /usr/share/doc/Cygwin/mc-4.6.1.README:
o Why don't line drawing characters work ?
That depends, on how do you run Midnight Commander.
If you start MC from a console window, you need to add the
option to the CYGWIN environment variable. There are many ways to do
some are operating system specific others are shell specific. For
from a Bourne like shell you can type:
export CYGWIN="$CYGWIN codepage:oem"
If you run MC in a native rxvt window (as opposed to rxvt running
under X), you need:
1) A font, which supports line drawing characters.
2) A terminfo entry, which contains correct information about which
characters are used to do the line drawing with that font.
Once you have the font and the terminfo entry installed, you have to
set the TERM environment variable to the name of the terminfo entry
and then start rxvt, instructing it to use the font with line drawing
rxvt -fn "font-name" [other-rxvt-options]
You can get a font with line drawing characters here:
This font must be used together with the 'rxvt-cygwin-native' terminfo
entry. This terminfo entry is provided by the Cygwin terminfo database.
rxvt -fn "Lucida ConsoleP-14" ...
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