Block Chars in man pages after completing LFS

Agathoklis D. Hatzimanikas a.hatzim at gmail.com
Tue Feb 24 01:42:13 PST 2009


On Mon, Feb 23, at 08:46 Ryan Isaacs wrote:
> 
> I set the font on the command line with 'setfont lat1-16 -m 8859-1',
> and voila, the single quotes showed up in 'man udev'. However, my
> solution for now is to not set LANG in /etc/profile, continue with no
> /etc/sysconfig/console, and just inherit the defaults. With this, I
> get the single quotes in 'man udev'.

The output of your 'locale' command was correct.
LANG should be set so applications should work in the desired way; the
user can override then the system defaults by using the individuals LC_*
variables.
You can read more about the POSIX LC_* definitions, in:

http://www.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/009695399/basedefs/xbd_chap08.html#tag_08_02

> I think I would like to use LANG=en_US.UTF-8, but I don't know what
> the meshing values in /etc/sysconfig/console should be. I need to do
> some learning.

Try adding the following line, in your console script:

UNICODE="1"

Regards,
Ag.



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