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Getting UTF8 characters in the lft0 console?

Getting UTF8 characters in the lft0 console?

Getting UTF8 characters in the lft0 console?

Hey All, first time caller, long time listener. smile

I've found myself in an interesting situation. I recently wrote a series of KSH scripts for our AIX 7.1 systems that use some 'pretty' UTF-8 characters, like these:

CODE -->

║      Disk Drive Mirror Utility       ║
║              Main Menu               ║

What I discovered, unfortunately, was that these characters don't display on the graphical console. Telnet/SSH, sure. IBM 3151?, sure. But on lft0, nope. I get this: (Captured from KVM on the console of a test system)

Now, I understand that the lft0 is using the ISO8859-1 font, which doesn't include these glyphs. However, when you run SMIT, or run NMON, it DOES display these style characters:

Is there a way to display these style characters (easily)? Or would I have to rewrite my scripts in some kind of C program calling graphics libraries?


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