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Bug 77474 - When using 'man' command, it will show '-' charcter as '? character
Summary: When using 'man' command, it will show '-' charcter as '? character
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: bash
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tim Waugh
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-11-07 17:00 UTC by Hai Wu
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:48 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-11-08 20:36:31 UTC

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Description Hai Wu 2002-11-07 17:00:13 UTC
Description of Problem:
When using 'man' command, it will show '-' charcter as '?
If using "echo $LANG", output is: en_US.UTF-8

Have to using "LANG=en_US man ls" in order to show '-' correctly.

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Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2002-11-07 17:14:21 UTC
Are you using 'screen', or some odd terminal program?

Comment 2 Hai Wu 2002-11-08 20:36:24 UTC
No I use console and Putty

Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2002-11-11 09:41:51 UTC
You need to set your terminal to use UTF-8, or else use 'LANG=C man'.

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