Re: Man pages and UTF-8
Adam Borowski <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Issues to fix
> A. man output
> B. groff processing
> C. man input
> Fixes for A. and B. are mostly local to "man-db", fixing C. would be a
> Debian-wide issue.
What I was trying to get at earlier is that I believe groff can't handle
UTF-8 input. So fixing B, if I'm correct, is certainly not local to
man-db. I believe that fixing groff to handle multibyte character sets
property is a substantial amount of work. I've heard rumors from time to
time that upstream intended to do this for 2.0, but the work is mostly
groff can apparently produce UTF-8 *output*, but I think the encodings of
all of its input at the moment are in other character sets.
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>