Originally Posted by lq2000
They can be viewed if you set GROFF_ENCODING=UTF-8 and possibly LESSCHARSET=UTF-8.
Thanks! Setting GROFF_ENCODING=UTF-8 (and optionally LESSCHARSET=UTF-8) can let groff display utf-8 characters. However, the non-english man pages are still ill-formatted.
The groff-utf8 wrapper also shows the itf-8 characters but badly formatted pages.
So at present it may be better to simply not install the utf-8 man pages (from the shadow package, etc.).
---------- Post added 04-20-11 at 03:04 AM ----------
Originally Posted by grissiom
Make sure you have updated /usr/lib64/man.conf with /usr/lib64/man.conf.new . Yes, the config is in lib dir and slackpkg could not find it.
(I've submitted a patch for this but Piter didn't reply it... ;( )
I have a fresh install. Man did load the correct config file.