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Re: Setting the language of a man page

On Wed, Nov 15, 2000 at 07:14:26PM +0900, Antony Stace wrote:
>  Hi Folks
> I have just installed Redhat Linux 7.0 Japanese version.  I have it
> configured so that when it boots ot goes to the GUI login screen.  When
> I log in I choose English as the language.  All the icons on the
> desktop,Gnome Applications and Netscape come up in English, however when
> I do a 
> $man <command name>
> I get garbage, its not even in Japanese when inside a kterm.  What do I
> have to set so that I get English man pages.

$ LANG=C man <command name>
If that works, put something in your .cshrc or .bashrc that sets $LANG
to "C" if $TERM is "xterm." It's an ugly kludge, but it may tide you over
when you're stuck on a distribution with a broken locales setting.

If even that doesn't could try other workarounds, but I'd
recommend sanitizing your Red Hat CD with a microwave oven and buying yourself
a less broken distribution. After all, the whole point of using a distribution
instead of subscribing to the Chris Sekiya School of Hard Knocks ("compile
everything from scratch, RPM is for wimps") is to have other people fix
settings problems for you.

Shimpei Yamashita                     

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