Subject: Re: terminal emultators
To: None <>
From: Jim Breton <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/13/2002 00:05:37
On Wed, Sep 11, 2002 at 11:59:20AM -0400, Sam Carleton wrote:
> but when mutt displays messages in threads, the 
> characters used nolonger looks like the little
> arrows they use to look like.  I was wondering if
> there is some way to fix this for mutt and other 
> app that would have the problem?

Other people have suggested ways of setting the proper terminal type,
and I'm sure that is the "correct" way of fixing it.  But for the sake
of completeness, if you were to encounter a terminal emulator that just
did not have the modes you need to display those "arrows" correctly, in
mutt you can set the "ascii_chars" variable which should work with any
terminal type.  They don't look as good as the normal drawn-characters,
but they'll work everywhere.  HTH.