Finch, Putty, AGGHHH

Posted on September 25th, 2008 by Luke Sheldrick.
Categories: IT / Tech.
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25 09 2008

Just a very quick one. 99% of the time, I use a linux desktop or laptop (usually fedora) both at work and at home. I use Finch to house all my IM accounts, as I can’t be bothered to set it up on every machine, so I just leave it on one of my servers, in a screen session.

Anyways, I’ve found when I use Putty, it never renders it correctly. Now for the 1% of the time I use Windows & Putty, it can sometimes be most annoying trying to work out what people are talking about in a screen of random characters.

Anyways a very simple fix is to change the encoding. To do this:

In putty open the options, or the new session window, then select Windows > Translation, and change the chatacter set to UTF-8.



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