I am seeing strange characters in Zsh prompt only, bash works fine. I probably did not follow the font configuration section of Arch Beginner's Guide properly during installation. Earlier I had problems with login consoles too (tty2, tty3, all those black screens you can go to using CTRL+ALT+F2/F3 etc.) But I fixed those problems by creating /etc/vconsole.conf.
Zsh problem still remains. I am using oh-my-zsh.
I am out of ideas as to what to do. Please help.
Last edited by Hindol (2013-04-23 08:37:47)
What happens if you remove all the oh-my-zsh stuff?
From your screenshot it looks like you are in X: you might want to change your thread title as it is a little misleading.
Check your locale while you are at it.
This thread was kind of old. Sorry for bumping this up.
Finally I solved my problem by setting proper locales in .zshrc. Apparently gnome-terminal shows UTF-8 chars only when LANG is set to some UTF-8 charset.