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My locales are are set to generate en_US.ISO-8859-15 ISO-8859-15 and en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8. However the borders of raspi-config still have borders showing the accented âââ. And the gcc compiler output also show messages surround by this same character, for example:

test.c:9:22: error: âaddrâ undeclared 

I am accessing my Pi remotely via SSH using Putty. How do I fix this?

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The problem is in Putty not the Pi. To fix the problem:

  1. Load the stored profile for the Pi (I assume you have saved you connection details).
  2. Open Putty Configuration.
  3. From the left side menu click Translation from the Window section.
  4. In the Remote character set dropdown select UTF-8.
  5. Make sure that Use Unicode line drawing code points is selected.
  6. Save the stored config and restart putty.

You should no longer see the accented characters.

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