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Re: UTF-8 locale, strange chars in X terminal pager(s), specifically man pages


On Thu, Sep 30, 2004 at 12:03:49AM -0500, Frederick B. Henry Jr. wrote:
> Greetings, 
> 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: 
> 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.:

Who said Debian has moved completely to UTF-8 ?
 man, aptitude
  I thought these are not UTF ready.  See BTS.

I wish these were.  So if you do, you need multiple locales.

I suggest creating custom meny for xterm started with en_US.ISO-8859-1.

More on it in my "Debian Reference" around "9.7.9 Example for a
multilingual X window system":
Or get it from testing debian-reference-en package and follow menu under
Help (Debian menu).


PS: I am thinking UTF-8 transition helper script ...

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