German keyboards and the tilde (~) character

Joachim Backes joachim.backes at
Tue Jun 8 14:03:09 UTC 2010

Having a weird problem in F13 (Keyboard: German/No dead keys)

1. man bash, then search for the characters "=~" with the / operator.
   Is found.

2. man -t bash|ps2pdf - bash.pdf
   generates a pdf containing the bash man page.
   So far so good.

3. Enter "evince bash.pdf" or "acroread bash.pdf"
   Now search for =~ with the Ctrl+f keys.

   Result: neither evince nor acroread are able to find the text "=~".

4. Can somebody explain what I'm doing wrong? Does the tilde have a
   special meaning in evince/acroread?

Kind regards

Joachim Backes <joachim.backes at>

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