On a Debian ssh shell running via Putty on Windows 8, I started getting this weird display on midnight commander:
To fix this,
In Putty>Load Session
Putty>Window>Translation>Remote character set>UTF8
Also export the following variable in your .bashrc file:
Save the session. Exit and restart Putty. mc is fixed now.
Joel G Mathew, known in tech circles by the pseudonym Droidzone, is an opensource and programming enthusiast.
His favorite pastime is grappling with GNU compilers, discovering newer Linux secrets, writing scripts, hacking roms, and programs (nothing illegal), reading, blogging. and testing out the latest gadgets.
When away from the tech world, Dr Joel G. Mathew is a practising ENT Surgeon, busy with surgeries and clinical practise.