Re: Man and UTF-8.
Roger Leigh <email@example.com> writes:
> Ye gods, that's nasty. Should be removed IMO, since '`' is not and
> never was an opening single quotation mark.
It is in the *roff language, similar to how '' is an opening or closing
quotation mark in TeX. Just because most of the characters in *roff have
some resemblence to similar characters in normal ASCII text, that doesn't
mean they mean the same thing. *roff is a formatting language, not ASCII
text with a few special commands, and it's important to be aware of that
while writing in it.
*roff is 33 years old. It doesn't work the way that it would if it were
Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>