|Summary:||High ascii characters in man pages|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Tom Laudeman <twl8n>|
|Component:||man-pages||Assignee:||Eido Inoue <havill>|
|Status:||CLOSED RAWHIDE||QA Contact:||Ben Levenson <benl>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2003-02-20 21:27:08 UTC||Type:||---|
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Description Tom Laudeman 2003-01-29 14:59:31 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.0.1) Gecko/20020830 Description of problem: Many of the man pages have high ascii characters. man CGI and try to search for - (hyphen). Doesn't work. Fire up emacs, meta-X, manual-entry, CGI. Try to search for - (a hyphen). Doesn't work. Put the cursor on what appears to be a hyphen. Meta-x = The mini-buffer shows (among other things) the hex code for the current character. It will be something above 127 decimal. The man pages also contain some weird high ascii instead of ' (single quote). The same problem occurs with man ls Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.emacs 2. man ls or man CGI 3. select what appears to be a - (hyphen) and check the hex code Actual Results: The hex code is about 127 decimal. Expected Results: The hex code should have been 127 decimal or less. Only characters we can type at the keyboard from emacs or the bash shell should be in man pages. Additional info:
Comment 1 David Dombek 2003-02-12 19:09:20 UTC
check /etc/sysconfig/i18n The values for most of the US should be: LANG="en_US" SUPPORTED="en_US:en" SYSFONT="lat0-sun16" SYSFONTACM="iso01" Once you save, open another window to the box by logging in again and do a man ls. The problem should be solved.
Comment 2 Tom Laudeman 2003-02-12 19:39:36 UTC
Setting environment variables to control the internationalization of the man pages is great. I tried your recommended settings and they work great. However, this means that the RH installer missed a setting since it knows my timezone/language/country, and apparently missed these moderately important settings. My /etc/sysconfig/i18n reads: LANG="en_US.UTF-8" SUPPORTED="en_US.UTF-8:en_US:en" SYSFONT="latarcyrheb-sun16" Thanks! p.s. Is it possible to leave a comment line in i18n with a URL for documentation? Example lines would be cool. The Linux world needs more examples.
Comment 3 David Dombek 2003-02-12 19:51:38 UTC
Yes you can leave comments in the file. FYI, I was having the same problem at the same time you were. I was searching the bugs for an answer but didn't find one. Turns out it was a quick find for the answer so I thought I would post. I don't work for RedHat. :-) I agree the installation has some sort of bug.
Comment 4 Eido Inoue 2003-02-20 21:27:08 UTC
the man/groff combo in rawhide has fixed this problem. dashes are now plain old ascii dash/minus chars.