UTF-8 locale, strange chars in X terminal pager(s), specifically man pages
Context: Debian unstable. I have the ucs fonts package installed, as well
as several classical polytonic Greek fonts, which render very well in
Mozilla Firefox. I can start an xterm thusly:
xterm -u8 -fn \
It displays the "UTF-8-demo.txt" file nicely, with the sole exception of
Amharic Ethiopian, which is displayed as outline boxes per character.
Since switching my locale to en_US.UTF-8 (dpkg-reconfigure locales),
whenever I use any pager (more, less, most) to read a man page I get
strange chars, e.g.:
man procmailrc (PAGER=/usr/bin/most) yields:
"delivering and nonÃ¢@~^Pdelivering recipes.."
That intercalating pattern -- Ã¢@~^PP -- is throughout the man page.
I have tried the same in a utf-8 xterm with the same result.
Is there some specific font I should be using? How do I get a clean man
page in an xterm/aterm/rxvt/mlterm with a UTF-8 locale?
output of locale:
Any hints or help would be greatly appreciated.
Fred Henry, Jr.