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Strange characters on man pages...

By C The Soup ·
When looking at man pages, there are strange characters appearing.

For instance the line should look like this:

-v, --verbose

but it looks like:

? v, ? ? verbose

and when pasted into a text document it looks like:

???v, ??????verbose

It seems the dashes (-) are being replaced by (?)'s with 2 non-printable characters. I don't have this problem anywhere else on my system except man pages. Any suggestions?

TIA,
Christian

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by C The Soup In reply to Strange characters on man ...

Of course I forgot...

I'm running RedHat 8.0 on an x86 box.

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by bcbvale In reply to Strange characters on man ...

Try changing the character set used by your terminal. I beleive iso8559 should help, not sure though.

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by gigsvoo In reply to Strange characters on man ...

Yes, i happened to me.

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by C The Soup In reply to Strange characters on man ...

The problem only seems to happen when connected using SSHv2. When working on the console, everything seems fine.

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by SvenJ In reply to Strange characters on man ...

It's probably the LANG environment variable that set to UTF8. Try
echo $LANG
If it ends in .UTF set LANG without .UTF

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by servermonkey In reply to Strange characters on man ...

in /etc/sysconfig/i18n set LANG to en_US.

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