man pages contain strange tags

rick shelton at onr.com
Sun Jul 4 02:14:53 PDT 2004



Wilco wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> When I open a manual page of an application, man replaces special 
> characters with strange tags.
> For example, I get <B4> written on a white background instead of ´
> Now when I do something like:
> export LC_ALL="nl_NL"
> The correct character is used.
> However I don't want to set locale options only because of man.
> It worked before but I don't know how.

try setting LANGUAGE or LANG instead.
-- 
~rick

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