Subject: bin/4522: man page formatting should probably use -Tascii
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 11/17/1997 20:36:59
>Number:         4522
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       man page formatting should probably use -Tascii
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    bin-bug-people (Utility Bug People)
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Mon Nov 17 11:50:02 1997
>Originator:     Havard Eidnes
>Release:        NetBSD-1.3_ALPHA Nov 15 1997
System: NetBSD 1.3_ALPHA NetBSD 1.3_ALPHA (VADER) #11: Sat Nov 8 20:20:41 MET 1997 i386

	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.

	Do "man su" on a pccons console.

	By default format man pages with the -Tascii argument?