Fix broken / garbled ncurses output characters in Putty

If you are using Putty to connect to your Linux box and have encountered issue that your ncurses apps look ugly and with garbled text like:

broken_ncurses

This is an issue with Putty settings, in order to fix the issue you need to change your putty settings in Window -> Translation -> Received data assumed to be in which character set from ISO:

putty_default_translation

to UTF-8:

putty_utf_translation

Your ncurses applications should be fixed next time when you connect:

fixed_ncurses

 

 

 

 

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