[Bug 6315] Manpages do not format well

Colin Watson cjwatson at ubuntu.com
Thu Jan 12 13:56:36 UTC 2006

Public bug report changed:

At the moment, there's fundamentally no facility for a man page to
declare its encoding other than by its location in the filesystem;
putting UTF-8 Spanish man pages in /usr/share/man/es_ES.UTF-8/...
*should* work, but it's really only peripherally supported at the moment
and I'm not sure it'll do the right thing for all user locales.

Yes, man-db expects Spanish man pages to be encoded in ISO-8859-1. For
now, I think the right thing to do would indeed be to recode them.

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