Wrong character encoding using Putty

//Wrong character encoding using Putty

Wrong character encoding using Putty

I am quite often using Putty to connect to my server systems. I just recently recognized, while using „tree“, that the character encoding was wrong while connecting to one of the machines.

For instance, when I run „tree“ on the command line, it will look like the following:

You can get the current encoding by calling:

The solution is very simple. When taking a look to the Putty settings, those were set to „ISO-8859-1 : 1998“, which is in fact Latin-1, West Europe.

To get it right, simple choose another character translation.

Putty Settings

Character Encoding in Putty


After re-connecting to your server, it will look like this:

Sometimes there is a really easy solution for problems.
By | 2017-01-29T10:32:53+00:00 Juni 14th, 2014|DevOps - Server and Technologies and virtualization|0 Comments

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