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Old 03-21-2003, 09:18 AM   #1
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Unhappy HELP! terminal having weird character.

Whenever I tried to do a man page (let say on ls).
All the - (dash) character in the man page has been replaced by a square
or sometimes it has been replaced by a space (depending on the terminal type).

Can someone please point me to the right direction to fix this?

any help would be appreciated.

Old 03-21-2003, 05:29 PM   #2
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How do your language settings look like? Do you have font configured for language with more characters than English ?
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Old 03-22-2003, 12:59 AM   #4
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This has to do with font encoding, the man pages in RedHat 8 are in UTF-8 format (Unicode).

The following should solve your problem;
In /etc/sysconfig/i18n change LANG="en_US.UTF-8" to LANG="en_US"

If that doesn't work try setting LANG to C

Good Luck
Old 03-22-2003, 02:35 AM   #5
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LANG="C" works!! :;

Thanks for all the replies!!!


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