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This may not be an Emacs configuration issue, but here are the symptoms:

  • On a Chromebook, I'm using chrome's Secure Shell Extension v0.18 to
  • ssh in to an Ubuntu 16.04 host, LANG set to en_US.UTF-8, and
  • Run Emacs 24.5.1 in the terminal via emacs -nw, and
  • Pull up the Gnu Calc info documentation, and search for calc-exp

It displays \u entities in the *info* buffer (below), which are all Unicode left/right single quotes. However, I couldn't find anything in searches, and viewing the info file directly using less showed the characters in angle brackets and hex digits.

I'd appreciate it if someone could even just note if/where they can see *info* come up similarly, maybe using a different ssh client or Emacs/Ubuntu version.

Verbatim from *info* buffer:

The \u2018B\u2019 (\u2018calc-log\u2019) [\u2018log\u2019] command computes a logarithm to any
base.  For example, \u20181024 <RET> 2 B\u2019 produces 10, since \u20182^10 = 1024\u2019.

Verbatim from less:

The <E2><80><98>B<E2><80><99> (<E2><80><98>calc-log<E2><80><99>) [<E2><80><98>log<E2><80><99>] command computes a logarithm to any
base.  For example, <E2><80><98>1024 <RET> 2 B<E2><80><99> produces 10, since <E2><80><98>2^10 = 1024<E2><80><99>.

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