I want view man pages in Russian. Is it possible to do this? If yes, what do I need to do? Can I install it just using apt-get? I tried to google, but didn't find an answer.

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04.1.


man supports multiple languages, as long as the manpage you want to see has that language included.

First, check if you have a russian locale generated. Do locale -a and see if you get a russian one, for example ru_RU.utf8. If you don't, edit /etc/locale.gen as root, un-comment the one you want and run locale-gen as root.

You will then be able to ask for a manpage in russian with

LANG=ru_RU.utf8 man man

provided that ru_RU.utf8 is returned by locale -a.

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