Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 121138
Illegal character in /usr/share/man/en/man2/getrlimit.2.gz
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:40 EST
Illegal character in english translation of man 2 getrlimit. When
using LANG=en_US.ISO-8859-1 man aborts with an error:
iconv: illegal input sequence at position 1829.
(LANG=en_US.UTF-8; man getrlimit)
you can see illegal characters in the title bar.
Note that the affected file is /usr/share/man/en/man2/getrlimit.2.gz,
not /usr/share/man/man2/getrlimit.2.gz. These files differ only in one
character (the accented a in "Havard Lygre"), so why not drop the
whole english translation?
The current release of nroff & man (in the fc rawhide) contains code
to handle legacy character sets... both in the man page source and for
the target terminals