Bug 80931

Summary: XTerm drops hyphens in man pages
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: J. J. Ramsey <jjramsey>
Component: XFree86Assignee: Mike A. Harris <mharris>
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE QA Contact: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Description J. J. Ramsey 2003-01-02 15:05:54 UTC
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Description of problem:
If I try to view a man page in XTerm, most of the hyphens, especially those that
are part of option flags (i.e. -f or --foo) are invisible.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Type "man less" in an XTerm
2. Scroll down to the OPTIONS section.


Actual Results:  The hyphens in the options flags are replaced by spaces.

Expected Results:  The hyphens in the options flags should be visible.

Additional info:

This seems to be a UTF-8 issue. If NROFF in /etc/man.config is changed to
"/usr/bin/nroff -c -Tlatin1 -mandoc", the problem goes away.

gnome-terminal is not affected by this bug.

Comment 1 Michael Lee Yohe 2003-01-02 16:20:37 UTC
See Bug 80030 for a solution.  I have also filed Bug 80936 as a feature request.

Comment 2 Mike A. Harris 2003-01-07 14:08:17 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 80030 ***

Comment 3 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:50:51 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.