[arch-dev-public] Updating 'man'

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Fri Jan 11 16:32:28 EST 2008

On Jan 11, 2008 3:30 PM, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Jan 11, 2008 3:24 PM, Pierre Schmitz <pierre at archlinux.de> wrote:
> > Am Freitag, 11. Januar 2008 22:11:37 schrieb Aaron Griffin:
> > > Remove -Tlatin from the nroff call, as nroff will autodetect the
> > > proper charset (this will help in displaying utf8 man pages), closing
> > > 7477 hopefully.
> >
> > Afaik this is no solution. In fact man pages are even more broken then. :-)
> It fixes *some* here. For instance, take a look at the pacman 3.1 man
> page. A few of the quote characters are in utf8, and show up as (?) or
> something until you remove the -Tlatin1.
> Either way, removing that should be the proper way to go here.
> Replacing man with man-db is probably more proper, but I am simply
> working with what we have at this moment, as I don't have enough gusto
> to do the complete replacement.

Whoops, hit "send" too soon.

Could you please explain what "more broken" means. At the very least,
a few of us (eliott, dan, and myself) removed this line a few days ago
and I have heard no report of issues. This may be that we're all en_US
people, but it may not. You also need to unset LESSCHARSET for the
full effect, but this may not be done if you have the old /etc/profile
due the the pacman 3.0 backup issue

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