junk in remote mutt

Yuri Pankov yuri.pankov at gmail.com
Tue Mar 18 04:23:49 UTC 2008

On Mon, Mar 17, 2008 at 04:03:54PM -0600, Chad Perrin wrote:
> I'm not sure that's a very good title for this email, but it's what I've
> got.
> Since configuring my environment to use UTF-8, I've had a problem while
> checking email on a server.  I log into the server via SSH, then enter
> the `mutt` command.  As I page through the inbox, open and close emails,
> et cetera, I get a bunch of junk on the screen -- characters from the
> previous screen appearing on the current screen.  I have to use Ctrl + L
> to clear it up and return the appearance of the screen to the way it's
> supposed to look.
> What can I do to eliminate this problem?  I don't want to have to force a
> screen redraw every time I switch between views, scroll down a page in
> mutt, and so on.  I also don't want to go back to a character set limited
> to plain ol' ASCII (there's a reason I use rxvt-unicode instead of rxvt).
> -- 
> CCD CopyWrite Chad Perrin [ http://ccd.apotheon.org ]
> Patrick J. LoPresti: "Emacs has been replaced by a shell script which 1)
> Generates a syslog message at level LOG_EMERG; 2) reduces the user's disk
> quota by 100K; and 3) RUNS ED!!!!!!"

Don't see it here. If you are sure that mutt uses UTF-8 charset (ie,
forced it with 'set charset="utf-8"'), make sure it's linked against
ncursesw library (and not just ncurses) - need to use WITH_NCURSES_PORT
on 6.2 and earlier or build it using WITH_SLANG.


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