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Re: Corruption of f9 man pages



On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 02:22:42PM -0700, Craig White wrote:
> On Mon, 2009-04-20 at 16:48 -0400, Dave Feustel wrote:
> > I notice spreading corruption of f9 fonts. The most recent
> > example is when I do 'man sshd_conf'. Ever more characters
> > are being replaced by strangeness as an example below shows.
> > 
> >   AddressFamily
> >              Specifies which address family should be used by sshd(8).
> > Valid arguments are âyâetâet6âyâlowAgentForwarding
> >              Specifies whether ssh-agent(1) forwarding is permitted.
> > The default is âsâlowGroups
> >  
> > The above is copied directly from the xterm display of 'man sshd_conf'
> > output. Needless to say, the screwed-up character displays are
> > complicating my efforts to configure sshd_config across three operating
> > systems so they will all work with each other using ssh.
> ----
> it would be more accurate to suggest that the problem is local to your
> setup and not universal.

That may well be the case. There also is a persistant problem with font
corruption in Firefox which I have discovered can be corrected by
exiting firefox, logging out, logging in again and then restarting firefox. 
This problem shows up only with fourwinds10.com AFAICT.

> Those things you are seeing are control codes for attributes for your
> current terminal and apparently your terminal cannot render the
> bold/color attributes. Seems like there is a problem with your xterm
> setup.

I did not have this problem when I first installed Fedora. But the
problem has gotten steadily worse since it developed. This is the first
time I've seen it occur in man pages. There have been worsening font
problems with email for some time. 


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