Bug 87768 - 'man fontconfig' gives iconv error
Summary: 'man fontconfig' gives iconv error
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: man
Version: 9
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Eido Inoue
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-04-02 08:48 UTC by Mark van Rossum
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:52 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version: 1.58-1
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2003-08-08 16:32:20 UTC

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Description Mark van Rossum 2003-04-02 08:48:42 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.0.1) Gecko/20021003

Description of problem:
When I type 'man fontconfig'
I get
Iconv: illegal input sequence at position 214
This happens for some man pages, not for others (man ls is fine)

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
rh 9.0

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.see above

Additional info:

Iconv incomplete ?

Comment 1 Mark van Rossum 2003-04-02 14:17:31 UTC
This bug does not seem to involve an unsupported IDE chipset,
as hdparm -t /dev/hda 
returns normal values.

Quick fix: 
Go back to older kernel
rpm -ivh --oldpackage kernel-2.4.18-27.8.0.i686.rpm

Comment 2 Mark van Rossum 2003-04-02 14:20:42 UTC
Sorry previous additional comment was meant for other bug.
Please ignore.

Comment 3 Christopher Wong 2003-04-22 15:34:52 UTC
Oddly enough, running "man:fontconfig" in KDE -- using Konqueror as man page 
viewer -- displays the fontconfig manpage just fine.

Comment 4 Owen Taylor 2003-06-10 22:08:27 UTC
fontconfig man page is gone as of fontconfig-2.2.1. Reassigning to 
man since it looks like 'fontconfig' was just an example of the

Comment 5 Eido Inoue 2003-08-08 16:32:20 UTC
man-pages version 1.58-1 seems to have fixed the iconv problems that have been

Comment 6 Łukasz Trąbiński 2003-10-25 16:03:08 UTC
[lukasz@lt lukasz]$ rpm -q man

When we try type `man 2 umask`
iconv: illegal input sequence at position 1518

man from redhat/rawhide man-1.5k-12 is OK.

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