I have a Ubuntu 12.04 desktop system, and I have only tty terminal access to the system without any UI (bare minimal Ubuntu installation). I have a USB stick with files and folders in Chinese, and when I mount the USB stick and see its content using ls command, I can see just boxes instead of the Chinese fonts correctly. Is there any way to render Non-English characters on the terminal.

I tried different set of combinations with 'iocharset' and 'codepage' options in mount, but nothing seems to help.

Currently, the following locales are configured, with the LANG option set to en_US.UTF8.


Note: When connecting the USB stick to a gnome-ubuntu system, it is displaying the fonts correctly on its terminal. It is just the tty terminal which is not displaying the Chinese characters.

Thanks in advance!

  • Just to confirm this: Your 'note' at the end is related to a completely different installation, right? – Mitch Jan 8 '15 at 18:38
  • I think it should be en_US.UTF-8 (missing dash). – Marcin Kaminski Jan 8 '15 at 19:20

I think you need to install some additional package. For begin you can try this one:

sudo apt-get install console-setup

Then you can change the font. You need to chose font with Chinese symbols.

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