Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 128766
japanese manpage is unreadable
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:46 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; ja-JP; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040627
Description of problem:
'ja/man8/system-config-date.8.gz' is unreadble.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
2.man 8 system-config-date
Actual Results: displayed 'system-config-date' manpage, but unreadble
Which terminal program do you use? I tried it with gnome-terminal and
kterm, with gnome-terminal I got some gibberish special characters but
with kterm I got something that looked to me (I don't speak Japanese
nor can I read or write it) like Japanese characters.
Please check whether this is the same with you.
I used gnome-terminal and mlterm.
The gibberish special characters is not Japanese characters.
That's manpage not written by Japanese or misconvert other charset.
I don't know about mlterm, but please try whether you can reproduce
the problem in kterm. I am trying to determine whether it's a problem
of the man page or the terminal emulation.
I tryed with kterm, same as result.
I expand 'system-config-date.8.gz' and open 'system-config-date.8'
with emacs, the manpage was not written by Japanese.
Created attachment 102288 [details]
Screenshot of the man page in kterm
Please check the screenshot I just attached whether this is readable
for you or not -- it looks like Japanese characters to me, but I'm not
The screenshot is same as my result.
I checkout the source code from system-config-date's cvs repository,
and view japanese manpage with emacs.
That's file not written by Japanese.
I guess that misconverted or broken file.
Created attachment 102300 [details]
reconverted man page
I took the old non-UTF-8 man page and converted it again, then
substituted "dateconfig" with "system-config-date". Please check
whether this one displays well.
I checked the manpage of attachement, it's displayed well.
I guess that the bug#128767 (system-config-kickstart.8) is same problem.
Is the information contained up to date? I mean, does it say roughly
the same as the English man page? I wouldn't want to issue an update
if the information in the man page is obsolete.
It's same contents as the English man page, except program name is
Created attachment 102314 [details]
replace "dateconfig" to "system-config-date"
A fixed package should appear in updates shortly.