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Bug 60669 - Bad word break in man pages
Bad word break in man pages
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: man (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: wdovlrrw
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2002-03-04 11:41 EST by David Balažic
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:40 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-03-13 04:21:12 EST
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Description David Balažic 2002-03-04 11:41:58 EST
In man pages a wrong character ( upside down exclamation mark (!, just
upside down)) is used to perform word breaks. Example :

blah blah bla blah bla!
lah bla

instead of :
blah blah bla blah bla-
lah bla

Running man on VT1, LANG=en_US , LC_ALL is unset
Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2002-03-04 12:27:14 EST
Works for me... Which console font/charset are you using?
Comment 2 David Balažic 2002-03-05 03:59:36 EST
This is my /etc/sysconfig/i18n file , hope it answers your question. I just 
boot up and do not make any changes, just run "man ls" , for exmaple :

Comment 3 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2002-03-07 10:07:08 EST
Odd, can't reproduce it with the exact same settings.
[root@zell root]# rpm -q man console-tools

Please reopen if you can reproduce this anywhere else/find a way to make it
Comment 4 David Balažic 2002-03-13 04:21:08 EST
I am working with Hampton beta-1.

If I rename/remove the /etc/sysconfig/i18n file and relogin, then the problem 
is gone. But if I do this, the it is back :

echo -n -e '\033(K'
LANG=en_US man ls

I have man-1.5j-2 and no console-tools installed.
Comment 5 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2002-03-19 09:49:58 EST
The problem is that you're still using the kbd package from 8.x along with a 7.x system. 
That's not going to work. Install console-tools from the current tree.

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