Bug 524628 - wrong display of some non-ASCII characters in manpages
Summary: wrong display of some non-ASCII characters in manpages
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: less
Version: 11
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nikola Pajkovsky
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-09-21 14:41 UTC by Karel Volný
Modified: 2014-02-02 22:13 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2010-06-28 14:46:12 UTC

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screenshot of the problem (57.05 KB, image/png)
2009-09-21 14:42 UTC, Karel Volný
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Description Karel Volný 2009-09-21 14:41:20 UTC
Description of problem:
When displaying localised manpages, some non-ASCII characters are handled improperly which leads to weird results. One picture for thousand words, please see the attachment.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. run konsole or Terminal
2. LC_ALL=cs_CZ.UTF-8 man man
Actual results:
(see the screenshot)

Expected results:
the letters like "č" or "ě" properly highlighted

Additional info:
Another example is LC_ALL=ro_RO.UTF-8 man man
The problem is not just in man, it shows also when running less on the manpage file. And if I try to display the manpage file in Midnight Commander, the results are even weirder ...

Comment 1 Karel Volný 2009-09-21 14:42:07 UTC
Created attachment 361951 [details]
screenshot of the problem

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