Bug 87768 - 'man fontconfig' gives iconv error
'man fontconfig' gives iconv error
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: man (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Eido Inoue
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2003-04-02 03:48 EST by Mark van Rossum
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:52 EDT (History)
1 user (show)

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Fixed In Version: 1.58-1
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Last Closed: 2003-08-08 12:32:20 EDT
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Description Mark van Rossum 2003-04-02 03:48:42 EST
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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 09:17:31 EST
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 09:20:42 EST
Sorry previous additional comment was meant for other bug.
Please ignore.
Comment 3 Christopher Wong 2003-04-22 11:34:52 EDT
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 18:08:27 EDT
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 12:32:20 EDT
man-pages version 1.58-1 seems to have fixed the iconv problems that have been
Comment 6 Łukasz Trąbiński 2003-10-25 12:03:08 EDT
[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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