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Re: man + rxvt - cannot display special characters
David Means wrote:
> When I run 'man <command>', I get unprintable characters (see example below).
> Cygwin 1.7.1, using RXVT (not via X11). Exporting TERM to various
> values (vt100, vt102, vt200, ansi, xterm) doesn't have an effect.
> Got any ideas?
rxvt is dumb when it comes to national languages (e.g. extended
character sets). However, the default LANG setting in cygwin-1.7 is to
use UTF-8 extended characters.
To avoid them, export LANG=C.ASCII
Or use a non-brain-dead terminal: xterm, rxvt-unicode, mintty...
even cmd.exe does better than rxvt when it comes to extended characters.
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