groff: ad-hoc fix
This thread is about the 'ad-hoc fix' of groff.
Though the design of Groff is confused and this confusingness
is the original cause of this problem, it is a fact that the
present version of Debian's groff has a considerable bug. We
have to fix this bug ASAP, since the radical re-implementation
will take some time.
Fortunately, Sano has proposed an ad-hoc patch. The patch was
This patch disables EUC check for 'latin1' and 'ascii8' device.
Please check the patch, Russian, Polish, Korean, and other non-
IMHO, devices other than tty cannot be treated properly with
this patch, due to the confision of the design of original groff
which I wrote above. Concretely speaking, Should EUC check be
disabled also for 'ps', 'x75', 'x100', and 'dvi'? Japanese people
would say no, other people would say yes. To solve this problem,
I think we have to wait for the 'radical re-implementation'.
However, I hope someone will comment on this point.
Tomohiro KUBOTA <firstname.lastname@example.org>