Re: Man and UTF-8.
- To: email@example.com
- Subject: Re: Man and UTF-8.
- From: Nicolas Alvarez <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sat, 09 Jan 2010 21:48:13 -0300
- Message-id: <email@example.com>
- References: <20091117042649.GB24330@kunpuu.plessy.org> <20091117073129.GA18285@ime.usp.br> <20091117135352.GB6832@kunpuu.plessy.org> <20091117142417.GA7147@jwilk.net> <firstname.lastname@example.org> <20091117183426.GA4323@jwilk.net> <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Russ Allbery wrote:
> Nicolas Alvarez <email@example.com> writes:
>> What about double quotes?
>> quilt's manpage renders like this in the man viewer: ``pushed on the
>> I looked at the source and the .1 file has exactly those characters too.
>> So what should it have to get them converted into nice-looking Unicode
> Use troff to render the man page into PostScript instead of using nroff to
> view it. I don't believe nroff converts double quotes.
So much about it being a feature of the format, then. If ``'' means quotes
in the roff format and nroff can't output Unicode, it should be converting
them to something sane like "".
Regardless, I'm sure I have seen some manpages that do show Unicode quotes
in the man reader. Of course, I can't find any example now :(
(I read mailing lists through Gmane. Please don't Cc me on replies; it makes
me get one message on my newsreader and another on email.)