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Post by Brian Walk » Mon, 23 Feb 2004 08:45:08


I use putty on a Windows 2000 box to connect to my Linux box (Red Hat 8).
How do I replace the "? character with a "-" character that is display
when ever I attempt to read a man

page

Cheers


Brian
 
 
 

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Post by Mauria » Tue, 24 Feb 2004 02:15:10


http://www.yqcomputer.com/

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Post by Bill Marcu » Tue, 02 Mar 2004 18:37:53

On Sat, 21 Feb 2004 23:45:08 -0000, Brian Walker

Configure putty to use the UTF-8 character set if it can, or put one of
these lines in your .bashrc:
export LANG=C
export LANG=en_UK.iso-8859-15


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Post by Nico Kadel » Thu, 04 Mar 2004 14:03:42


8).

I use "export LANG=POSIX".

The problem is that the mother-licking UTF standards consistently *** up
various man pages that were written long before the standard, or even
slightly differently standard following web pages that were written more
recently. And unfortunately, tne "en_US" standard is fairly seriously
horked, ranging from the debris scattered across formerly workable man
pages, to the complete inability to be case sensitive when doing the "sort"
function.

That's right, they made the sorting function under "en_US" case-insensitive,
which *completely* mucks up lots of different tools that actually care about
case.
 
 
 

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Post by Bill Marcu » Tue, 06 Apr 2004 17:27:30

On Sat, 03 Apr 2004 23:17:05 GMT, Brian Walker


I've never used putty, so I don't know if it can be set to use UTF-8
encoding. If not, then put "LANG=en_US.ISO-8859-1" in your .bashrc or
.bash_profile.

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-- Andrew Young
 
 
 

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Post by Nico Kadel » Wed, 07 Apr 2004 12:00:49


8).

I like "export LANG=POSIX" myself. I find the internationalization of
character sets to usually be a destabilizing and error-prone process, and
whoever configured the default "en_US" character set should be shot with
Mars lander. They mucked up alphabetization and made it case-insensitive,
which completely screws up the ability to sort in a case sensitive way and
breaks lots of tools.
 
 
 

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Post by hubca » Sat, 10 Apr 2004 02:29:34

"Brian Walker" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > writes:

Right before you read the man page, say LANG=c

-Mike "answer only correct for some perspectives, void where prohibited"
 
 
 

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Post by Bill Marcu » Tue, 13 Apr 2004 06:28:21

On Mon, 5 Apr 2004 23:00:49 -0400, Nico Kadel-Garcia




After posting my previous reply, I installed putty, and it does
support utf-8, at least on Linux.

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Post by hubca » Tue, 27 Apr 2004 23:35:49

"Brian Walker" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > writes:

LANG=c

-Mike