Subject: Re: bin/4522: man page formatting should probably use -Tascii
To: None <>
From: Dave Huang <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 11/17/1997 14:29:50
On Mon, 17 Nov 1997 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=iso_8859_1 or LESSCHARSET=latin1... it looks ugly in pcvt
too... the hyphen turns into a script "f". But it looks fine in xterm :)
Name: Dave Huang     |   Mammal, mammal / their names are called /
INet:   |   they raise a paw / the bat, the cat /
FurryMUCK: Dahan     |   dolphin and dog / koala bear and hog -- TMBG
Dahan: Hani G Y+C 22 Y++ L+++ W- C++ T++ A+ E+ S++ V++ F- Q+++ P+ B+ PA+ PL++