Re: Man page ASCII code escaping (HTML and roff format)?
Colin Watson <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Unicode input to groff is still unspecified and doesn't work properly,
Oh, thank you, that will save me some time. I thought that it did.
> and ISO-8859-1 isn't recommended; I'm afraid you still have to use named
> characters. Pod::Man could do something like this though:
> .ie \n(.g \[odieresis]
> .el what it does now
> ... although I realise that that doesn't fit exceptionally well with the
> way Pod::Man handles accents at the moment. Still, if that could be
> shoehorned in then it would mean the resulting documents stayed more
> portable, as \n(.g is a pretty safe run-time test for groff.
That sounds like an excellent solution, at least for those characters for
which Pod::Man already has escapes. Thank you!
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>