Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 123762
LANG=en_CA.utf8 breaks display of man pages
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:01 EST
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Description of problem:
listing man pages with your default language set to Canadian English
breaks the display of many characters within them, most notably
backticks and such, used in quotes in the manpage itself.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. LANG=en_CA.utf8 man troff | grep idea
Actual Results: The output is:
"rect, for troffï¿½€™s idea of line numbers gets confused by
Expected Results: The output using the above with LANG=C is:
"rect, for troff's idea of line numbers gets confused by as or"
using the instructions provided, I got the expected results.
Created attachment 105606 [details]
Screenshot of the issue
I've attached a screenshot of the error. As you can see, it does not work.
comment 2: your terminal's character coding is set to ISO-8859-1, not
UTF-8 (when I set gnome-terminal to ISO-8859-1, I can reproduce your
Well then, here's the question. If this is an issue with the terminal
encoding (and console encoding, BTW), and these encodings are what the
install selected for me specifically, then should utf8 not have been
selected as my gnome-terminal encoding? and perhaps a different
In other words, rather than this being NOTABUG, should it not fall on
one of the other components, or on the installer?
comment 4: the default out-of-the-box configuration for the RHEL 3
standard terminal (gnome-terminal) for all Western European locales
You or a third party application must've changed it inadvertantly, or
you upgraded from an older installation.