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2013-10-20 11:56:53 +0100 commented answer 5.12 command line startup looks odd

Thanks for your help! FWIW I have a dual boot netbook. I got the banner displaying correctly in xterm and in XFCE terminal on the Debian side but had no luck on the Slackware side ... so Googled a bit and found that Slackware exports LANG=en_US by default. I can switch to utf8 in the configuration file, though the same file contains a warning that this might cause some problems to be ... unhappy.

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2013-10-20 10:02:06 +0100 asked a question 5.12 command line startup looks odd

Hi --

I successfully built 5.12 on both my laptops last night (one is Slackware Linux 14.0 and the other is Slackware Linux -current). However, when I fire up Sage, what used to be a simple ascii box (hyphens etc) around the words

Sage Version 5.12, Release Date: 2013-10-07
Type "notebook()" for the browser-based notebook interface.
Type "help()" for help.

is now an ugly rectangle of 'sorry, I can't display this correctly' glyphs in my terminal.

I tried attaching a screen shot in case my words didn't suffice, but one apparently needs karma > 60 to do so.

As far as I can tell, this isn't affecting anything else (though I can't be sure it won't) so stands as more of annoyance ... but it sure is icky looking, and I'd love to know how to fix it.