Bug 83017 - man displays non-ascii hyphens under en_US.UTF-8
man displays non-ascii hyphens under en_US.UTF-8
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: groff (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Florian La Roche
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-01-29 11:24 EST by Brock Sides
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:50 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-02-07 19:20:20 EST
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Description Brock Sides 2003-01-29 11:24:37 EST
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.2.1) Gecko/20021130

Description of problem:
Now that UTF-8 is the default LANG setting in Red Hat 8.0, the hyphen character
that man displays is *not* ascii 45, the character that you can create with your
keyboard. So, for example, you're reading "man grep", and you type "/-i" to skip
down and see what the -i flag does, you get "Pattern not found".

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Make sure you're LANG variable is set to en_US.UTF-8
2. man grep
3. search for the -i flag by typing "/-i"

Actual Results:  "Pattern not found"

Expected Results:  The pager should skip forward to the next occurance of "-i",
telling me 
what the -i flag does.

Additional info:

Debian and SuSE work around this by adding the following lines to man.local:

.if '\*[.T]'utf8' \{\
.  char \- \N'45'
.  char - \N'45'
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2003-01-30 00:19:32 EST
*** Bug 83020 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Florian La Roche 2003-02-07 19:20:20 EST
This is fixed with the newest groff rpm in rawhide.


Florian La Roche

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