misc/62916: man pages not displayed correctly on UTF-8

Wilhelm B. Kloke wb at arb-phys.uni-dortmund.de
Mon Feb 16 07:50:21 PST 2004

>Number:         62916
>Category:       misc
>Synopsis:       man pages not displayed correctly on UTF-8
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    freebsd-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Mon Feb 16 07:50:20 PST 2004
>Originator:     Wilhelm B. Kloke
>Release:        FreeBSD 5.2-RELEASE i386
System: FreeBSD yorikke 5.2-RELEASE FreeBSD 5.2-RELEASE #2: Mon Jan 19 11:50:56 CET 2004 wb at yorikke:/usr/src/sys/i386/compile/YORIKKE i386

	Today I changed my LANG environment from de_DE.ISO8859-1 to 
	de_DE.UTF-8. Among other annoyances, due to contributed software,
	I found that the display of man pages is cluttered by "less".

	I don't suspect that this behaviour is restricted to -current.


	I append the the first lines of the preprocessed manpage for man.
	LANG=de_DE.UTF-8 head test.tmp | more
     man [-adfhkotw] [-achine] [-p string] [-M path] [-P pager] [-S list]
	instead of
     man [-adfhkotw] [-m machine] [-p string] [-M path] [-P pager] [-S list]


	I have no idea, where the problems comes from. Man pages are composed
	from characters in the range 1-127.

MAN(1)			FreeBSD General Commands Manual 		MAN(1)

     mmaann -- format and display the on-line manual pages

     mmaann [--aaddffhhkkoottww] [--mm _m_a_c_h_i_n_e] [--pp _s_t_r_i_n_g] [--MM _p_a_t_h] [--PP _p_a_g_e_r] [--SS _l_i_s_t]
	 [_s_e_c_t_i_o_n] _n_a_m_e _._._.

     MMaann formats and displays the on-line manual pages.  This version knows

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