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Re: man-db locale support

Fabrizio Polacco <fab@prosa.it> writes:

> On Thu, Sep 30, 1999 at 05:55:13PM +0400, Michael Sobolev wrote:
> > On Thu, Sep 30, 1999 at 05:01:29PM +0300, Fabrizio Polacco wrote:
> > 
> > > And how do you see them while maintaining the ability to read english
> > > ones?
> > Pardon?  I did not quite catch.  If I have a Russian man page, I do not need to
> > read English version, do I?  Well, if I have to read English version, I would
> > issue `LANG= man command'.
> I mean, you know that translations are sistematically late ... so if you
> issue man foo and foo page does not exist for your LANG, then you fall
> back to english.

man already works in that way.

> > As for groff, here we usually use latin1.  I do not know whether it's nice or
> > not: it just works.
> I should have misse dsomething, as they are competely different
> charsets. maybe you mean that you just excenge fonts and that's all?

If his terminal program can display koi8-r encoded text, there's no
problem with latin1; latin1 device is 8-bit clean.  But printing them
is another game.  The Japanese support before was for printing (and
perhaps for SJIS encoding?) AFAIK.

Changwoo Ryu

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