Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 219912
Yelp fails to display man pages encoded in utf-8
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:51 EST
Description of problem:
Man pages encoded in unicode are rendered wrong, some funny characters are
displayed instead of ones that are encoded with two bytes. I am running rawhide
yelp under fc6 (it was pulled when I installed firefox 2.0).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum install man-pages-pl
2. LANG=pl_PL.utf-8 yelp
3. Strony podrędznika -> Aplikacje -> bzip2
Dual-byte characters are busted
Man page should be displayed properly
Both man and khelpcenter have no troubles rendering the man page.
Bump. I am attaching the screenshots to ensure the problem is understood. yelp
2.18.0 still suffers from this issue.
Created attachment 149986 [details]
man screenshot, works OK
Created attachment 149987 [details]
Yelp screenshot, displays garbage characters
Bump. Still present in yelp-2.18.1-5.fc7.x86_64.
Is anybody going to look into it? Either fix it, or stop shipping utf-8
manpages. I mean, honestly. I'd prefer to read an english manpage than trying to
understand this babble.
Moving this upstream.