I am working on some UTF-8 text files whose content is in another language. Most of the text displays correctly, but some characters show up like this:


How can I make my terminal display such foreign language characters correctly?


It seems you can set your local settings to utf-8, but it is not possible to set it only for terminal. similar question


Use a consolefont that holds these characters. lat9w-16 or Lat2-Terminus16 seem fairly populair.

Old, but this should still work:

Can I change the Linux console (Ctrl+Alt+F1) font to Ubuntu Mono?

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