man UTF-8 rendering problem
Wed Jul 13 14:07:00 GMT 2011
I wrote back in January about a UTF-8 rendering error with
"man size", but got no satisfaction.
I encountered the same issue today with "man addr2line".
Running mintty with the Lucinda Console font and configured
for the UTF-8 character set and LANG set to C.UTF-8, these
two man commands render an undefined box symbol where a
vertical bar would appear. It appears that man is
attempting to display U+23AA (CURLY BRACKET EXTENSION)
where it would display "|" (0x7C) were I configured
In a separate issue regarding hyphens and dashes, I recall
that mintty added exception logic to work around an issue
where Lucinda Console did not support the Unicode HYPHEN
character as man presented, and so mintty instead rendered
an Ascii HYPHEN-MINUS (0x2D) instead (or something like that...
I forget the details).
I wonder in this case whether mintty would be an appropriate
place for a similar workaround.
Or what would the proper fix be? It seems CURLY BRACKET
EXTENSION to be an odd choice for this character, but where
is this choice being made?
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