How to fix weird fonts when using Midnight Commander & PuTTY?

Recent distributions of Linux use a different default screen font, resulting in strange fonts when using MC in PuTTY.

The following fixes this problem.

Backup /etc/sysconfig/i18n - then clear the contents of the existing file and add the following lines:

LANG="en_GB.iso885915"

SUPPORTED="en_GB.iso885915:en_GB:en:en_US.iso885915:en_US:en"

SYSFONT="lat0-sun16"

SYSFONTACM="iso15"

Log out and back in again, and MC will now display correctly.

Sorted.

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