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jerry arns
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 6:42 pm    Post subject: Man pages not displaying accents after emerge Reply with quote

Hello,

I just emerged the last verison of man-pages (along with many other thing like base-layout, glibc, etc...)

Since then, the man pages do not display accentuation anymore:

example :
rA(C)pertoire instead of répertoire
plutA't instead of plutôt

I can type and display accents on the shell prompt, I can vi a file and display accents correctly, so this problem seem to be with man pages.

Does anyone has an idea ? (other then unmerging)
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks like an ISO-8859/UTF-8 conversion bug; 0xc3 0xa9 is the UTF-8 bytestream for é but comes out in ISO-8859-1 as é.

I think the man pages have changed from ISO-8859 to UTF-8; you could convert them back (tricky) or adjust your /etc/man.conf.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you.

So I tried to change man.conf

tried:
NROFF /usr/bin/nroff -Tascii -c -mandoc (this is the default) and gives rA(C)pertoires
NROFF /usr/bin/nroff -Tlatin1 -mandoc gives répertoires
NROFF /usr/bin/nroff -Tutf8 -mandoc gives rÃ<83>©pertoires


So I wonder if man pages were badly converted during update ?

Edit:
NROFF /usr/bin/nroff -Tlatin1 -c -mandoc + using encoding UTF-8 in konsole does the trick. But it is not satisfactory because the rest of the machine is iso8859-15.
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