Friday, December 22, 2006

the LANG variable woes

I don't know whether I am going to make any sense of this nor I know why this fixes the problems I face but here you go anyway!

My installation of Linux comes with a LANG variable set to en_US.UTF-8. This however causes my man pages to display some weird characters such as 80x22 for ' (?)

My primary language of communication would be en_US and the way to fix the above weird characters was to unset the LANG variable to nothing

so, I do a export LANG=

and set it to null

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