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RE: man pages have funny characters



Hi Gordon,

I'm not sure what terminal it is. How can I query that info. This was a 
RH8 minimal install with a few custom added and deleted packages.

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Gordon Messmer <yinyang eburg com>
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On Tue, 2002-12-31 at 05:39, James Francis wrote:
> You need to set you LANG environment variable to en_US.
> export LANG=en_US will do it.

A much better solution is to simply tell your terminal emulator to use
the UTF-8 character set.

Kevin~ what terminal are you using?

> This is due to some older software (I assume you are running a terminal
> emulator) not recognizing en_US.UTF-8.

The problem is that a program can not reliably "detect" what encoding is
in use, whether it's a latin, or japanese, or UTF-8 encoding...  That's
why RHL 8 is using UTF-8 by default:  UTF-8 can display all of the
worlds character sets in one encoding.




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