Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 80931
XTerm drops hyphens in man pages
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:49:28 EDT
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Description of problem:
If I try to view a man page in XTerm, most of the hyphens, especially those that
are part of option flags (i.e. -f or --foo) are invisible.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Type "man less" in an XTerm
2. Scroll down to the OPTIONS section.
Actual Results: The hyphens in the options flags are replaced by spaces.
Expected Results: The hyphens in the options flags should be visible.
This seems to be a UTF-8 issue. If NROFF in /etc/man.config is changed to
"/usr/bin/nroff -c -Tlatin1 -mandoc", the problem goes away.
gnome-terminal is not affected by this bug.
See Bug 80030 for a solution. I have also filed Bug 80936 as a feature request.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 80030 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.