UTF-8 problem in 8.0

Ulrich Spörlein uqs at spoerlein.net
Sun Jan 3 01:38:34 UTC 2010

On Fri, 01.01.2010 at 15:47:36 -0800, Derek Kulinski wrote:
> Hello,
> After installing FreeBSD 8.0 I noticed that some characters aren't
> displayed correctly (it worked fine for 7.2).
> Mainly the dash character is most noticeable (though it's possible
> it's more of them).
> Example:
> env LANG=C man sh
> env LANG=pl_PL.UTF-8 man sh
> env LANG=en_US.UTF-8 man sh
> The first command shows everything fine, the later two seem to show
> some unprintable character in place of every dash (i.e. in the second
> paragraph word "built-in", or the dashes that break up the words at
> the end of the line)

me too, though I'm only setting LC_CTYPE to de_DE.UTF-8 and I don't
always see it. It must be some combination of xterm/ssh and/or putty
that breaks this.

On the other hand, I thought there was a commit done, that would render
- (the dash) always as - (0x2d) so you can copy&paste the examples from
the manpage into your shell.

But perhaps I was just dreaming this up?


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