I wonder... if you have more than one terminal emulator, like say both lxterminal and gnome-terminal, could you change only one of them to be ans and leave the other one as is. Then, when you want to see ansi, you use terminal package a, and otherwise use b.
I'm not sure if the character encoding comes from the actual terminal
emulator itself or if it's something presented from within the tty.
If the former, then yeah, should work great.
If the latter, maybe we could just write a script to switch character
encoding from one thing to another on the fly.
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