|Summary:||man displays garbled characters in xterm|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Dan Kegel <dank>|
|Component:||xterm-color||Assignee:||Nalin Dahyabhai <nalin>|
|Status:||CLOSED RAWHIDE||QA Contact:|
|Version:||8.0||CC:||brent_thompson, dickey, dorn, kurquhart, michal, mitr|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2005-10-13 01:10:10 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Dan Kegel 2002-11-21 22:47:41 UTC
Description of problem: man displays garbled characters in xterm when man is outputting UTF-8, even if xterm's utf-8 support is enabled Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): rpm -q -f `which xterm` reports XFree86-4.2.0-72 xterm -version reports XFree86 4.2.0(165) rpm -q -f `which konsole` kdebase-3.0.3-13 How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. run xterm or konsole 2. type 'man man' 3. note that all hyhpens in output are garbled 4. run xterm -u8 5. type 'man man' 6. note that all hyphens in output are invisible Additional info: This is not a bug in man; it's a bug in xterm. A similar bug exists in konsole; see https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=73810 (and http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=38347 which snidely says RTFM despite the fact that the doc for konsole says absolutely nothing about utf-8) One workaround is to give the command export LANG=c Another is to run gnome-terminal, which handles utf-8 properly. This problem is related to the following other bugzilla entries: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=70381 https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=70733 https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=72592 https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=75702 which mistakenly blame the problem on man.
Comment 2 Thomas E. Dickey 2003-01-27 01:22:06 UTC
I thought this was obvious - but for the record, Redhat should have rolled the uxterm script's resources into xterm if they chose to set a UTF-8 locale system-wide. See http://invisible-island.net/xterm/xterm.log.html#xterm_160 (anyone can run uxterm, but some people insist on it being called "xterm")
Comment 3 Ben LaHaise 2003-02-19 16:31:37 UTC
Additionally, running xterm with -u8 still results in some characters not being displayed correctly: for example, the AUTHORS section of man xterm appears different on xterm -u8 as compared with gnome-terminal.
Comment 4 Thomas E. Dickey 2003-02-20 00:11:12 UTC
apparently no one read (or understood) my comment.
Comment 5 Jason Vas Dias 2005-10-13 01:10:10 UTC
I cannot reproduce this problem with the latest rawhide version xterm-205-1 , using uxterm or the LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8 locale and xterm -u8 . Hence, this bug is being closed . If it is still a problem for you, please re-open.