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A comment [[User:Larry|Larry]] 13:52, 13 May 2024 (UTC)
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Man instructions out of date?

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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 It appears to have been replaced by /etc/man_db.conf, which has a different format.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)

Article now addresses this. - dcljr (talk) 13:08, 23 January 2017 (UTC)