console doesn't seem to support UTF-8

John L Fjellstad john-ubuntu at
Wed Apr 12 05:09:49 BST 2006

garys at (Gary W. Swearingen) writes:

> ON kubuntu dapper:
> I switched to a non-X virtual terminal and did "man aptitude" and
> observed strange characters where UTF-8 chars are.
>   # printenv | grep -i lang
>   LANG=en_US.UTF-8
>   LANGUAGE=en_US:en_GB:en
> Does the console need some other config for UTF-8 or some fixing?

Probably having to install console fonts. Doing a search on console and
fonts show me a couple of possibilities. Now sure you would go about
installing fonts on the console though, since I've never done it, but
you might check out the documentation.

John L. Fjellstad
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