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Putting accented characters in manpages?

On Oct 05 2005, Hilmar Preusse wrote:
> Further we've written a man page for both programs. When checking it
> using one of the Debian QA tools we get the warning:
> W: pfb2t1c2pfb: manpage-has-errors-from-man usr/share/man/man1/pfb2t1c.1.gz
> /tmp/zmanpkICfH:25: warning: can't find numbered character 243
> . It is probably caused by the special characters in your name, which
> were put unencoded into the man page.

It seems that I am not alone with this problem (which, as you may have
noticed, has accented characters).

So, I guess that's not only me that would benefit from some light from
people from debian-mentors on what is the best-current-practice on
getting accented characters on manpages.

Thanks for any comments, Rogério Brito.

Rogério Brito : rbrito@ime.usp.br : http://www.ime.usp.br/~rbrito
Homepage of the algorithms package : http://algorithms.berlios.de
Homepage on freshmeat:  http://freshmeat.net/projects/algorithms/

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