Where is the info viewer?

Victor Sudakov vas at mpeks.tomsk.su
Fri Sep 13 08:44:29 UTC 2019

Victor Sudakov wrote:
> Thomas Mueller wrote:
> > Better than the user-unfriendly GNU info is pinfo, in FreeBSD ports category misc.
> > 
> > I install and use pinfo in both FreeBSD and NetBSD.
> BTW pinfo is not without problems. If you have some info files with
> non-ascii characters in them (like mutt.info for example), they look
> most ugly. E.g. the header (with dashes)
>  — The Detailed Node Listing —
> becomes
>  M-b~@~T The Detailed Node Listing  M-b~@~T

Indeed, pinfo presents Unicode symbols as garbage. For example, many
info pages contain glyphs like 0xe2 0x80 0x98 "LEFT SINGLE QUOTATION MARK"
(U+2018) , 0xe2 0x80 0x99 "RIGHT SINGLE QUOTATION MARK" (U+2019) etc,
and they are presented as garbage even in UTF-8 terminals like Mate
Terminal or PuTTY.

I've created a bug report:
let's see what comes out of it.

Victor Sudakov,  VAS4-RIPE, VAS47-RIPN
2:5005/49 at fidonet http://vas.tomsk.ru/
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