Xterm options for correct man page display?
dickey at radix.net
Sat Oct 6 11:46:40 UTC 2012
On Sat, Oct 06, 2012 at 10:45:52AM +0100, Jamie Paul Griffin wrote:
> [ Ronald F. Guilmette wrote on Sat 6.Oct'12 at 2:25:04 -0700 ]
> > When I view man pages in a xterm window, some parts of them are coming
> > out a bit garbled.
> > I'm sure that there must be some recommended option or options for
> > xterm that will cause man pages to display properly. If someone would
> > tell me what those options are, I would appreciate it. Thanks.
> It will most likely be due to your locale settings. Also, I experimented with fonts in xterm and uxterm, only the default font allowed unicode charaters to display, so I am now using urxvt and it works great. I also changed my pager option in the shell start up file to less as opposed to more, and set lesscharset environment variable, man pages display fine now for me.
For people using UTF-8, the uxterm script works out of the box...
The usual problem with fonts is from overwriting the utf8Fonts resource
setting via a too-wide "fonts" wildcard pattern.
Thomas E. Dickey
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