Re: Man pages and UTF-8
Ben Finney <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Okay. That doesn't mean it's not a bug; it simply points out where the
> bug *is*.
> (Assuming, of course, that I'm correct in saying lenny is supposed to
> support UTF-8 throughout, and that failure to do so is a bug.)
Yes, I think you're right. It's just a difficult bug to fix.
I think the bug is in groff, although it's possible that groff is now
sufficiently in touch with UTF-8 that it's just a man-db problem. But I
doubt that. The previous information I'd gotten about this is that
groff's handling of multibyte characters needed to be reworked entirely.
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>