|Summary:||man does'nt display accented characters|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Jacques Rodary <jrodary>|
|Component:||man||Assignee:||Eido Inoue <havill>|
|Status:||CLOSED WORKSFORME||QA Contact:||Ben Levenson <benl>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2003-09-02 19:03:59 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description Jacques Rodary 2003-04-08 20:27:09 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.3) Gecko/20030314 Description of problem: man does'nt display accented characters of french manpages. Is there still something like MANCHARSET or LESSCHARSET to set? If ye, what are the admissibles values? Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.upgrade from rh7.3 to rh9 2.run man -a <manpage> 3. Actual Results: ï¿½ ï¿½ ï¿½ etc... show as ?. Expected Results: correct display as before Additional info:
Comment 1 Jacques Rodary 2003-04-08 21:58:14 UTC
Reading my mail, I feel bugzilla has the same problem; LoL -:)
Comment 2 Jacques Rodary 2003-04-26 13:51:52 UTC
Is there anybody out there (Pink Floyd, the Wall)?
Comment 3 Eido Inoue 2003-04-28 16:44:46 UTC
what locale are you using? (type "locale" at the command line)
Comment 4 Jacques Rodary 2003-05-07 00:27:01 UTC
LANG=fr_FR@euro LC_CTYPE="fr_FR@euro" LC_NUMERIC="fr_FR@euro" LC_TIME="fr_FR@euro" LC_COLLATE="fr_FR@euro" LC_MONETARY="fr_FR@euro" LC_MESSAGES="fr_FR@euro" LC_PAPER="fr_FR@euro" LC_NAME="fr_FR@euro" LC_ADDRESS="fr_FR@euro" LC_TELEPHONE="fr_FR@euro" LC_MEASUREMENT="fr_FR@euro" LC_IDENTIFICATION="fr_FR@euro" LC_ALL=
Comment 5 Jacques Rodary 2003-06-10 21:06:27 UTC
Still hoping for an answer. Thanks
Comment 6 Eido Inoue 2003-06-10 21:20:12 UTC
Try LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8@euro man ls not just LANG=fr_FR@euro
Comment 7 Jacques Rodary 2003-06-11 13:52:07 UTC
I tried LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8@euro: it qgaves things like rÃÂ©pertoires instead of rÃ©pertoire. But LANG=fr_FR works, I am sure it didn't with RH7.3), and I still have the euro sign â¬. I don't understand, but thanks anyway.
Comment 8 Eido Inoue 2003-06-11 16:49:16 UTC
Is your terminal set to display UTF-8? If it isn't you're receive gargage. The reason fr_FR works and fr_FR@euro doesn't is because they use different character sets: fr_FR uses iso-8859-1 (aka Latin-1) and fr_FR@euro uses iso-8859-15 (aka Latin-9 or Latin-0) The default character encoding for Red Hat Linux 8 and beyond (for European language-- other languages (esp CJK) will be migrated to UTF-8 in later versions) is UTF-8, which is different from 7.3.
Comment 9 Jacques Rodary 2003-06-18 23:09:49 UTC
I have been trying (very hard) to tell you that UTF8 does'nt work at all with any west european locale (and possibly others). Please try them. For your information, my last comment said ini works, but I have to use kde konsole (in gnome !!!).Gnome terminal won't accept fr_FR locale.
Comment 10 Jungshik Shin 2003-09-01 07:37:57 UTC
> Is your terminal set to display UTF-8? > If it isn't you're receive gargage. reporter, you didn't answer this question. However, I confirmed that 'man' doesn't work the way it should. There are two problems. One of them is not the fault of man but that of less (see bug 88868). To see that, you can do the following: 1. $ env LC_ALL=fr_FR.UTF-8 xterm & 2. In a new xterm window, $ env LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8 man man -P more You'll see that letters with diacritic marks are rendered correctly 3. In the same xterm, $ env LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8 man man would not work. Because the default pager for 'man' is 'less -isr', this is a clear indication that 'less' is to blame. Now, what's the problem of 'man' I wrote about above? That is, it's not compliant to the POSIX-specified locale resolution-order. When LC_ALL is specified, it should have the highest priority, but it still selects the man page based on LANG. I'll file it as a separate bug.
Comment 11 Jungshik Shin 2003-09-01 16:05:32 UTC
sorry. the first part of my comment #10 is wrong. I didn't relaize that JLESSCHARSET was set to 'ko'. With that unset, LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8 /usr/bin/man man works fine in a UTF-8 terminal. So, this bug as reported should be closed. On the other hand, I have a trouble with fr_FR (fr_FR@euro) in a ISO-8859-1 or ISO-8859-15 terminal. Letters with diacritic marks come up as question marks.Using '-P more' didn't change this. When I use fr_FR.ISO-8859-1 or fr_FR.ISO-8859-15, they come up correctly. Because '-P more' change didn't make any difference, I suspect that either man or groff is to blame for not using nl_langinfo(CODESET) but relying on parsing the value of LANG to determine the codeset.