On Sat, 2004-04-10 at 23:22, bryan hunt wrote:
> I'm running Redhat enterprise linux 3.0, anyone with a better knowledge
> ( mine is non-existant ) of charactersets and all that crap have any
> idea what I'm doing wrong ?
I don't use Redhat, but my guess is as follows:
1) There is a mismatch in locales somewhere
(e.g. your manpages are in UTF-8 and you're trying to use an
2) Your tools, or at least man and pstree, do not correctly handle
I would say that the first situation is more likely as  leads me to
believe that RedHat uses UTF-8 in at least some of its incarnations.
To find out what locale you're trying to use try the following:
$ echo $LANG
Finding out what character set was used for the manpage might be a
little trickier. A quick and dirty way of finding out is to try a couple
$ env LANG=en_US.ISO8859-1 man find
$ env LANG=en_US.UTF-8 man find
$ env LANG=C man find
$ env LANG=en_US.ISO8859-1 pstree -a
>From those you should be able to find some locales that work well for
you. The page at  may also be of some use particularly the link
Hope this gives you a better idea about what is going wrong.
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