Re: Man and UTF-8.
Russ Allbery <email@example.com> writes:
> You would have needed to take it up with Joseph Ossanna and Brian
> Kernighan, since *roff has worked this way since the beginning of the
> formatting language.
Note that “blame the makers of groff” is *not* what I'm saying; they
make their decisions in the context of their times, and I'm fine with
> At the time, this was reasonably standard practice.
Right. But now it's horrible legacy behaviour. I don't see any reason to
avoid acknowledging that with apologetics like “don't blame groff”. I
do blame groff.
Finding fault with groff gives a chance that the situation may some day
be improved. Without knowing where the fault lies, it's that much more
difficult to fix it.
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