Eterm doesn’t display the fancy “ or ” on my Debian. It is not a big problem, but it’s very annoying when it doesn’t properly display these symbols used in some programs such as aptitude.

I wanted to fix it, but didn’t realize it there was a fix. After two years or using it, I tried to find the solution again, and I found it. Just add the this code to the .profile in your home directory.

Restart eterm, and the special characters should be displayed correctly. Thanks to the folks at Ubuntu forum.

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