In midnight commander, changing the appearance via menu, selecting the skin
sand256.ini etc. on many Linux setups gives nice colors.
After reversing the sort order of file listing, ideally this is indicated by a real arrow, as if mc was a GUI.
But, the skins kill the special characters and display ??? instead of ↑ if you change the skin. Also double lines are wrongly displayed as QQ or whatever.
I saw mc with proper arrows ↑ on my very Manjaro installation but changed some Konsole settings or whatever and now cannot get it back to a proper arrow display that worked just minutes before.
I also used a line in
export LANG=en to kill the terrible translation and aspell error message.
Below graphical characters from the skin.ini is displayed wrongly:
[widget-common] sort-sign-up = ↑ sort-sign-down = ↓ [widget-panel] hiddenfiles-sign-show = • hiddenfiles-sign-hide = ○ history-prev-item-sign = « history-next-item-sign = » history-show-list-sign = ^ [widget-scollbar] first-vert-char = ↑ last-vert-char = ↓ first-horiz-char = « last-horiz-char = » current-char = ■ background-char = ▒