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extended ASCII characters do not show up

From: Rajat Das
Subject: extended ASCII characters do not show up
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2005 00:45:51 -0700 (PDT)


I am having the following problem. When I try to draw a box using the box 
function viz.
box(win,0,0), the box is drawn with + and - characters ie. I get a dashed line. 
I do not get a
smooth line as can be expected if the box drawing characters from the extended 
ASCII were used.
Also If I try to print a character from the extended ASCII range(128 - 255), 
using for instance
addch(), nothing gets printed.  

This is a problem that I am facing in RedHat 9.0. I do not face this problem on 
Slackware or
Mandrake. That is, the same program compiled on those machines gives smooth 
lines. Also characters
from the extended ASCII range show up on those machines.

After reading an earlier post on this list on a related topic I tried using the 
function but that did not help. If I set LC_ALL to "C" in my .bashrc file then 
I do not get any
lines at all, not even the dashed lines.

Could you please help?


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