My LANG=ru_RU.cp1251 so if man page was translated I get garbage in output.
Problem lies out of 'cp1251' because /usr/share/man/ru store man pages in different encoding:
/usr/share/man/ru/man1/mc.1.gz is UTF-8 /usr/share/man/ru/man1/mplayer.1.gz is koi8-r
Also man does not support page recoding on fly:
$ ls -ld /usr/share/man/ru* drwxr-xr-x+ 1 user root 0 июн 10 2010 /usr/share/man/ru drwxr-xr-x+ 1 user root 0 окт 13 10:10 /usr/share/man/ru.KOI8-R drwxr-xr-x+ 1 user root 0 окт 13 10:10 /usr/share/man/ru.UTF-8 $ test -f /usr/share/man/ru.KOI8-R/ex.1.gz && OK OK $ LANG=ru_RU.cp1251 man ex ... EN output ... $ LANG=ru_RU.UTF-8 man ex ... EN output ... $ LANG=ru.UTF-8-8 man ex ... !!RU output!! ...
so man can not strip '_RU' from 'ru_RU'!
I would like to see only EN man pages. According to 'man 1 man' I need set 'LANG=C', but I like 'LANG=ru_RU.cp1251'!
I try add:
to /etc/man.conf, but got warning:
Unrecognized line in config file (ignored) LANG C
In bash I can define alias:
$ alias man='LANG=C man'
But how about Emacs M-x man? I need write a wrapper and set
(setq manual-program "LANG=C man")
In order to fix page lang for MC and bash I put
alias man='LANG=C man'
Seems I cover all my use cases but I have a questions:
- Is it possible set LANG setting for man without setting LANG=C to all other apps (like Emacs, MC)? I would like see option in 'man.conf'
- Is it right provide /usr/share/man/ru/ with files with different encoding? I think packages must fixed to 'ru.UTF-8', ru.KOI8-R path.