Question

Console output wrong character

Posted March 1, 2018 3.2k views
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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.

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

don’t work

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

Hi,

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:

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: https://www.putty.org/
Sentdex video that shows its usage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-CT_l1dnVU&t=950s

I’m having this problem as well, I could possibly edit relevant network config files but it seems impossible. The next thing that happened is that the Web UI console stopped accepting my passwords. Very problematic situation, a live service is down and people are screaming at me.

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