Re: manpage character cleanup for UTF-8 compatibility
On Tue, Mar 25, 2003 at 04:01:51PM -0800, Vineet Kumar wrote:
> Also, the use of '`' for left quotes, and sometimes '``' for left double
> quotes. The current situation with quotes is unclear, since groff
> doesn't really do what groff(7) says it should for ASCII 0x27 and 0x60
> (apostrophe and grave accent, respectively). The man page indicates
> that 0x27 should be rendered as U+0027, but it is errantly rendered as
> U+2019 (right single quote). Similarly, 0x60 should be rendered as
> U+0060, but is instead rendered as U+2018. This is probably to make the
> obsolete use of single quotes like `this' look pretty.
> Quotes should probably look like this instead:
> \(oqthis text is enclosed in single quotes\(cq
Just FYI: Don't make the same error as me and test-view your manpages on
woody, \(oq ... \(cq looks very ugly with man-db from woody and beutiful
with the one from sid.