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I am very much annoyed by â and  output in manual outputs of most of the commands.

Can someone please suggest me workaround? I am using putty in SSH mode and my linux server is customized by Amazon EC2.

echo $TERM xterm

´B´ :Bold_Disable/Enable_toggle This command will influence use of the âboldâ terminfo capability and alters both the summary area and task area for the ´cur- rentâ window. While it is intended primarily for use with dumb terminals, it can be applied anytime.

          Note:  When  this  toggle  is On and top is operating in monochrome mode, the entire display will appear as normal text.  Thus,
          unless the âxâ and/or âyâ 
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Is your terminal configured to display UTF-8? Try to keep locale and terminal setting in accord. If connecting through ssh, you should take the target machine's locale into consideration, too.

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How can i check that in putty? my terminal type is echo $TERM xterm – P K Dec 11 '11 at 17:50
The encoding is not related to terminal type or $TERM. In PuTTY, go to Settings -> Window -> Translation. – grawity Dec 11 '11 at 17:53
thanks.. i changed it to UTF-8 and now working. – P K Dec 11 '11 at 17:55

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