Some MUD clients have an option which can be enabled to allow servers to send them UTF-8 sequences. Other clients can be set to use the UTF-8 character set through an escape code.

Server Enabling

If a telnet client supports it, a server can force it to use a UTF-8 character set by sending the escape sequence ESC+%G. After this point, the server can send UTF-8 sequences and they will be displayed correctly.

Screenshot of a range of the UTF-8 character set enumerated in Putty


Client User enabled Server enabled
Mushclient Yes No
Putty Yes Yes

External Links

UTF-8 - UTF-8 character listing.

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