Man instructions out of date?
In the Man section, it says to edit /etc/man.conf, but that file doesn't exist on my fresh baselayout-2.2 based Gentoo installation. It appears to have been replaced by /etc/man_db.conf, which has a different format. The relevant line in that file seems to be:
#DEFINE nroff nroff -mandoc
which doesn't mention "ascii" at all (none of the "#DEFINE" lines do—BTW, they are commented out because, as the file says, "the value of the definition is already the default"), so I guess it's already set up for Unicode? (For the record, my man pages are coming out with "blocks" for quotation marks and end-of-line hyphens, so something is clearly not set up right...) - dcljr (talk) 09:22, 20 August 2014 (UTC)