Subject: Re: bin/4522: man page formatting should probably use -Tascii
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: None <Havard.Eidnes@runit.sintef.no>
Date: 11/17/1997 21:37:49
> On Mon, 17 Nov 1997 Havard.Eidnes@runit.sintef.no wrote:
> > >Description:
> > It appears that nroff by default produces output with
> > latin1 charset. This is most visible on a pccons console
> > for the hyphens nroff inserts, which then become 0xad instead
> > of 0x2d (why? I don't know). When running e.g. "man su" on
> > a pccons console, this produces "<AD>" on the display instead
> > of a hyphen, which looks ugly.
> Only if LC_CTYPE=3Diso_8859_1 or LESSCHARSET=3Dlatin1... it looks ugly in pcvt
> too... the hyphen turns into a script "f". But it looks fine in xterm :)
Hm, the environment on my recently installed system contains HOME,
SHELL, TERM, LOGNAME, USER, PATH, PWD, BLOCKSIZE and TERMCAP. I
still get "<AD>" for the hyphens. If I set LESSCHARSET to latin1 in
pccons, I get something which is similar to a 'j'.
Yes, I see it looks fine in xterm as well (if I've set LESSCHARSET
to latin1) ;-)
On further investigation it appears that the nroff on my newly
installed system (laptop) *does* produce 7-bit hyphens, whereas on
the system where I built (and installed) the snapshot, I still get
the 8-bit variant. Weird.