On Fri, Jun 04, 2004 at 06:00:42AM IST, Peter Sebastian Masny <firstname.lastname@example.org> incoherently babbled: > Hi all, > > Many of my man pages have problems with the character "-". Sometimes the > character is shown correctly. Other times I get a box or more. I use UTF8 > on my sid system. > > $locale charmap > UTF-8 > > For example, "map cp": > ... > > cp - copy files and directories > > > > SYNOPSIS > > cp [OPTION]... SOURCE DEST > > cp [OPTION]... SOURCE... DIRECTORY > > cp [OPTION]... �[24m�[24mtarget�[24mdirectory=DIRECTORY SOURCE... > > The dash in front of "copy files and directories" is OK, but not the later > ones. > > Any idea what gives? What enviromental variables have you set? The output of "locale" without any parameters will tell you. Personally, I set $LANG and $LC_CTYPE to UTF-8 and $LC_MESASAGES to C using: export LC_MESSAGES=C I suspect it will solve your problem too. -- Conall O'Brien +353 (0)87 9194139 | http://www.conall.net GPG Key: http://www.conall.net/gpg/ The marvels of today's modern technology include the development of a soda can, when discarded will last forever ... and a $7,000 car which when properly cared for will rust out in two or three years.
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