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Re: UTF-8 man pages

On Fri, Aug 10, 2007 at 09:24:32PM +0100, David Given wrote:
> I'm trying to package a simple tool that wants a Japanese string in its man
> page. It would appear that currently, man pages use fixed encodings that vary
> depending on which locale's man page is being looked up; English uses
> ISO-8859-1, so it's not possible to use kanji in one.
> Various people on -mentors suggested that this was wrong as there was a plan
> in place to convert to using UTF-8 throughout, and that I should bring this up
> here; I can't find any references to such a plan on the 'net --- is there one?
> What's its status? And what should I do to get my man page working?

Belatedly, I'd like to point this list at:


... though it won't help you as such just yet due to the caveat I
mention at the end of my transition plan, but it's part of the process
of getting there from here.


Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson@debian.org]

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