man pages contain strange tags

Wilco a at b.c
Sun Jul 4 02:32:25 PDT 2004


rick wrote:
> 
> 
> 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.
Ok that works.
But the problem is commands get translated which is not what I want, so 
I do export LANG="en_US" which works fine.
However I can remember a time when I got problems with that line with 
some programs with broken locales.
But I guess I'll automatically find out.

Thanks!



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