Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 72592
man and internationalization
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:46:00 EDT
Description of Problem:
After installing packages 'man-pages-pl' and 'man-pages-ru' I tried few
experiments. With pages which actually exist in a given language version
and using commands like
( env LANG=pl_PL man sort )
( env LANG=ru_RU man cp )
I got results which ranged between mangled and ridiculously unreadable.
OTOH correcting that to:
( env LANG=pl_PL man sort | iconv -f latin2 | less -isr)
( env LANG=ru_RU man cp | iconv -f koi8 | less -isr)
I got on a console what was actually expected. Does this has anything to
do with options to nroff (see #72598)?
Curiously enough '( env LANG=pl_PL man sort | iconv -f latin2 | less -isr)'
displays correctly also in a gnome-terminal window where without 'iconv'
an output is garbled in not a very funny way. No such luck there with Russian
version which is beyond anything even remotely readable even when "Russian"
session is started. I guess that the later is caused by fonts which miss
pieces in a required encoding but current way of doing things makes this
information unavailable and a setup extremely confusing.
Please re-test the current rawhide versions of groff and less, in which several
bugs in this area have been fixed.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 71130 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.