If you got strange characters in you man pages here is how to fix this.
PuTTY's default translation is ISO-Latin-1. Ubuntu's default console locale is based on UTF-8. You have to change one of them to match the other. In PuTTY, change the translation to UTF-8, or from terminal set the locale with LC_ALL to ISO-Latin-1.
- Open PuTTY
- Select a session