Subject: Re: Strange characters appearing on man pages.
From: Hollis R Blanchard (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Feb 18 2001 - 15:12:31 MST
On Fri, 16 Feb 2001, William K. Gibson wrote:
> Sorry if this is simple but I'm not entirely versed in Unix.
It is simple, but a hard answer to find. :) I sure didn't know it...
> I'm getting strange output in terminals when I view man pages. Characters
> appear that are denoted <B4> or <AD> or others, and are in inverse video.
Here's the answer (found via google):
> * jack <email@example.com> writes:
> > Problem: <AD> shows up instead of -
> > Solution:?
> export LESSCHARSET=latin1
> in /etc/profile or similar.
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