upgrade vs dist-upgrade

Gary W. Swearingen garys at opusnet.com
Tue Apr 11 17:24:42 UTC 2006

Derek Broughton <news at pointerstop.ca> writes:

> I think it's the man page.  When I view it in an SSH terminal, all the
> quotes look like:  â?~â? (I haven't the slightest confidence those will
> display in anybody's mail or news program the way I see them - "a-acute,
> question mark", twice), and when I view it in the console on vt1
> it's "a-circumflex" and two unprintable characters (twice).  The quotes
> display perfectly in the Konqueror browser.

    zcat $(man -wa aptitude) | hd | less

shows ASCII only (as far as I looked).

    man aptitude | hd | less

shows a lot of UTF-looking stuff, so it seems the "culprit" is "man",
as configured in kubuntu.  (Actually, it seems that kubuntu has
decided to "go UTF", so the real culprits now are applications which
don't support UTF.)

UTF within email is another issue.  Many would prefer to stick with
pure ASCII, but I suspect UTF is inevitable.  (No doubt with MIME, but
I'll need to investigate the proper charset and encoding.)

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