Instead of a gripe, a memory-jog.

Corinna Vinschen
Sat Sep 18 15:43:00 GMT 2010

On Sep 18 07:00, SJ Wright wrote:
> Having recently by accident trashed my home folder, and having had
> to rebuild from one saved from a much older install (1.7.0 or even
> earlier), I noticed my man pages were again displaying with garbage
> text in between the readable text -- nonprintable characters,
> Unicode litter and the like. I remembered Corinna Vinschen had
> posted something quite a while back in a topic thread that dealt
> with this issue; I am sure it made it into the archives for this
> list, but I wasn't able to find it. I vaguely recalled one detail
> had something to do with setting one's environment variable to C
> instead of C.utf_8 or even en_us.utf8.

Ouch.  Wrong on both accounts.  Either "C.UTF-8, or "C.utf-8", or
"C.utf8", or "en_US.UTF-8" or "en_US.utf-8" or "en_US.utf8".  Dash yes,
underscore no.  The territory must be written in uppercase.
The User's Guide might be a good start:


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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