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mwette
26th October 2006, 05:28 AM
I'm running FC6. I am getting an annoying behavior in reading
man pages in a gnome-terminal. In places where there should be
characters like single-quote I'm getting highlighted "<E2><80><98>".
The gnome-terminal is configured to "Use the system terminal font".
which seems to be monospace 12. Any clues what the problem
could be?

Jman
27th October 2006, 05:49 AM
Which man pages, or all of them?

I have a vast ignorance of terminal encoding, but what does
echo $LANG output?

mwette
27th October 2006, 06:24 AM
Which man pages, or all of them?

I have a vast ignorance of terminal encoding, but what does
echo $LANG output?

Not all of them. The one I'm having problems with is "bootparam". The sequences
seem to be related to quotes or something like that.


NAME
bootparam - Introduction to boot time parameters of the Linux kernel

DESCRIPTION
The Linux kernel accepts certain <E2><80><98>command line options<E2>
<80><99> or <E2><80><98>boot time
parameters<E2><80><99> at the moment it is started. In general this is
used to
supply the kernel with information about hardware parameters that the
kernel would not be able to determine on its own, or to avoid/override
the values that the kernel would otherwise detect.

When the kernel is booted directly by the BIOS (say from a floppy to
which you copied a kernel using <E2><80><98>cp zImage /dev/fd0<E2><80>
<99>), you have no
opportunity to specify any parameters. So, in order to take advantage
of this possibility you have to use software that is able to pass
parameters, like LILO or loadlin. For a few parameters one can also
modify the kernel image itself, using rdev, see rdev(8) for further
details.


LANG=C