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Bug 89848 - Escape characters displayed when viewing man pages from telnet window
Escape characters displayed when viewing man pages from telnet window
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: groff (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Thomas Woerner
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-04-28 17:19 EDT by Rick Paulson
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:53 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-03-08 06:01:14 EST
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Description Rick Paulson 2003-04-28 17:19:16 EDT
Description of problem: Escape charaters show when viewing man pages through a 
telnet window.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): Red Hat 8.0

How reproducible: Use telnet to access RH 8.0 system, then run man gcc, for 

Steps to Reproduce:
Actual results: Escape characters show

Expected results: No escape characters

Additional info:
Comment 1 Harald Hoyer 2003-04-29 04:29:42 EDT
this is more a unicode / utf-8 / groff problem than the one of telnet...
Comment 2 Milan Kerslager 2003-05-22 08:26:45 EDT
At first: what locale do you use? What kind of application you use to connect 
to the RH server? Try to post output of command:


Yes, there are some troubel to pass some UTF-8 characters through groff but it 
does not seem to handle escape sequence badly (at least on my system). Try to 
use PuTTY (with ssh connection) and propef font and proper character conversion 
for your language:

Comment 3 Thomas Woerner 2004-03-08 06:01:14 EST
Closed due to user inactivity.

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