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Re: Hyphens in man pages are no longer hyphens
On Thu December 31 2009 17:51:48 Jonathan A. Kollasch wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 31, 2009 at 12:50:05PM -0700, Sverre Froyen wrote:
> > Hi,
> > For I while now I have been using "LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8" in my .profile.
> > I recently noticed that I can no longer copy and paste commands
> > containing hyphens from a man page because the hyphens get formatted as
> > "342 200 220" (from od -c /usr/share/man/cat1/send-pr.0). Unsetting
> > LC_TYPE results in man pages containing regular hyphens. The strange
> > thing, however, is that this used to work. With LC_TYPE set. Formatted
> > man pages from a catman on 22 Nov. contain normal hyphens whereas current
> > as of a week ago produce the UTF-8 specific hyphens. Does anyone know
> > what changed? Is there a way to restore the old behavior?
> I can get this "new" behaviour on 3.1, 4.0 and 5.0 and 5.99.16. I think
> this started happening to me when I set MKCATPAGES=no in most all of my
> new builds.
> But you're seeing this in "shipped" cat pages?
My mistake. The 22 Nov. formatted man page with normal hyphens is indeed the
shipped cat page. In other words, I have no idea when this started.
Thanks for the suggested fix!
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