[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Old Index]
Re: misc/46784: "pretty" dashes in manpages make copying from manpages inadvisable
The following reply was made to PR misc/46784; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: David Holland <dholland-bugs%netbsd.org@localhost>
Subject: Re: misc/46784: "pretty" dashes in manpages make copying from
Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2012 05:52:16 +0000
On Wed, Aug 08, 2012 at 08:10:08PM +0000, S.P.Zeidler wrote:
> > Please describe a bit more of your environment and what "copied from the
> > man page" actually means.
> X cut & paste, from/to xterms
> The problematic behaviour seems to be a result of using an UTF8 LC_CTYPE.
> With LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 or LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 I get e2 88 92 as dash
> instead of 2d.
> (As checked via man echo > echo.out; hexdump -C echo.out)
I see this behavior with nroff -mdoc (that is, groff) but not running
mandoc. I though man(1) ran mandoc these days, but apparently it
David A. Holland
Main Index |
Thread Index |