Console output wrong character

March 1, 2018 2k views
Ubuntu Control Panels

Hi, i’m using Console in Digital Ocean Panel to access my droplet, but when typing this char: | it outupts this: >

| becomes >

Tried in Firefox and Google Chrome.

4 Answers


Do you happen to be using a non-US keyboard layout? The web console uses a strict US keyboard layout. If you’re using an international keyboard, we recommend using an on-screen software keyboard set to use a US layout.

It’s recommended to log in to your Droplet using SSH, as the web console is meant for remote access in case you are locked out of your Droplet and so cannot SSH into it. See this tutorial on how to log in using SSH:

by Melissa Anderson
DigitalOcean Droplets are managed using a terminal and SSH. SSH is an encrypted network protocol for remote server login and command execution. It is the standard method used for accessing and interacting with Linux servers. This tutorial shows how to connect to a DigitalOcean Droplet for the first time by using the OpenSSH client.

we recommend using an on-screen software keyboard set to use a US layout.

don’t work

For people who are using Windows and non US Keyboards, I encourage you to use Putty, which is a local console that connects to your server. It allows you to use the same characters you are used to.

Putty download link:
Sentdex video that shows its usage:

This makes it impossible to recover an account / ssh login though since its at web character encoding when pasting, will this ever be fixed ??

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