Using a normal bash prompt
echo -e 'hello\tworld' produces a real tab.
However the same command run within GNU screen puts spaces between the two words.
I have tested this on Ubuntu 10.04 with Screen version 4.00.03jw4 (FAU) 2-May-06 and RHEL 5.5 with Screen version 4.00.03 (FAU) 23-Oct-06
Is there a way to have screen output tab characters instead of converting them to spaces?