QUOTE (pogstic @ Apr 18 2009, 01:23 PM)
The text on my telnet connection keeps changing from English to some kind of symbols. How do I fix that or is it a Batmud problem?
Not 100% sure what the problem is from the description, but that isn't a normal problem. If you're literally using plain old telnet, it might be that the color codes are confusing your telnet client. You can try to run 'term vt100' and set your terminal to a basic setting. If that doesn't work, try 'term dumb'. It may be necessary to close and reopen your terminal window if your display has already become "corrupted" with the incorrect color codes.
If the above term commands fix your problem, I'd strongly recommend you try out a more modern telnet client :). The batclient (available from the front page at www.bat.org) is a good choice. Alternatively, on windows, there's zmud/cmud (www.zuggsoft.com), and for many platforms, there's tinyfugue (http://tinyfugue.sourceforge.net/). This is by no means a comprehensive list, but those three are the big three, and the vast majority of bat players use one (or more) of those three.