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Re: UTF-8 man pages


On Sat, Aug 11, 2007 at 06:10:53PM +0100, David Given wrote:
> Roger Leigh wrote:
> [...]
> > I would personally like to see this happen, but until it does we are
> > limited (I believe) to the glyphs described in groff_char(7).  I am
> > not aware of any Japanese support at all except in specially-patched
> > versions.
> I do know that Debian uses EUC-JP encoded man pages if you're in the Japanese
> locale, so multibyte support does work (install man-db and do:
>   man -l /usr/share/man/ja/man1/manpath.1.gz
> ), but that doesn't help me much in my English locale.


Basically, unless you push restructuring of man in Debian, you are out
of lack, I think.  Please think about documenting in README.Debian,
README.UTF-8, HTML or somthing other than ...

For HTML if Japanese text is short, embeding gif/png file is better than
using UTF-8 characters.  Then you can read it from any configuration.

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