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stefan 10-15-2013 05:58 AM

Thai Characters in SecureCRT
Hi all

I'm running SecureCRT 6.5.0 (x64 build 380).

When I'm connecting to a system and try to view data with Thai Script characters, I see only garbage. I tried changing the session options to all the available fonts, and - depending on the font - the characters are simply ignored, or are displayed as garbage.

Client PC is Windows 7, server is Centos 6.

Any help appreciated


bgagnon 10-15-2013 09:11 AM

Hello Stefan,

Does this data display differently (correctly) with any other terminal application?

I do not think it is a matter of font selection, but possibly character encoding.

What character encoding is configured in the Terminal / Appearance category of SecureCRT's Session Options?

The version you are using does have many Unicode/UTF-8 improvements:

Changes in SecureCRT 6.5 (Beta 1) -- October 1, 2009

New features:

  • Unicode support was improved in the following areas: character sets from multiple languages can be viewed in a session, display of right-to-left reading order languages, UTF-8 characters can be mapped in the Keymap Editor, Send/Receive ASCII works with UTF-8 data, UTF-8 filenames can be used in the SFTP tab, pass-through printing supports UTF-8 data, and better behavior with scripts that use combining marks to compose characters.
However, it is a fairly old version, you might check your upgrade eligibility here.

stefan 10-15-2013 09:33 AM

Hi Brenda

Character encoding was set to "default".

After switching to UTF-8 it's now displaying fine!

Thanks -- I hadn't noticed that setting :)


bgagnon 10-15-2013 09:53 AM

Hi Stefan,

Excellent, thanks for posting an update! :)

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