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Ok this is an easy fix to imo a very annoying quirk. If you haven't noticed, the redhat man pages have some utf8 characters that display really poorly on some terminals, and not great on the rest. Edit /etc/sysconfig/i18n and change this line:


to this:


That's it. I found the fix here:

You will have to relogin before it takes effect.

I changed this from the fix to /etc/man.config because perldoc also shows the utf8 characters; man.config won't fix that.

AlexFerguson - 21 Mar 2003

21 Apr 2003 update: this applies to some extent to redhat 9 also. At least 9 doesn't screw up the hyphens by default.