Scenario: when connecting to Raspberry Pi using putty ssh terminal over default configuration, some output includes show strange characters (garbage characters) instead of the proper line drawing.
pi@raspberrypi ~ $ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Raspbian
Description: Raspbian GNU/Linux 8.0 (jessie)
for example using the command “tree” on default putty configuration while connected with Raspberry Pi gives the following output:
Fix strange (garbage) character output on putty with raspberry Pi with putty:
on the putty configuration setting for your Raspberry Pi connectivity make the following changes
Default setting: Putty Configuration -> Window -> Translation -> Remote character set: ISO-8859-1(Latin-1, West Europe)
Change it to: Putty Configuration -> Window -> Translation -> Remote character set: UTF-8