Linux – What could cause strange characters in Vim

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I'm have this really strange problem in Vim using the NERD tree plugin, where, as you can see in the picture, the characters are showing up very strange. Where there is the ahat, ~V 3/4 it should be |-. I've set my LANG to en_US and LC_ALL to en_US (in Arch linux), and am using the Anonymous Pro font, although switching the font makes no difference.

real strange

Best Answer

This one liner from scrooloose on this thread fixed it:

let g:NERDTreeDirArrows=0

Try putting that in your .vimrc

(see also: same answer posted here on Stack Overflow)