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[Groff] Re: grohtml and Cyrillic

From: Gaius Mulley
Subject: [Groff] Re: grohtml and Cyrillic
Date: 17 Mar 2005 10:36:15 +0000
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Werner LEMBERG <address@hidden> writes:

> > > I wonder whether it makes sense to add an option to grohtml so
> > > that no PS run is executed.  Instead of calling groff with -Tps it
> > > should emit warning messages like `warning: table in line XXX
> > > won't be converted'.  My question: Is this possible at all?
> >
> > certainly it is possible, but is there a way in which we can add the
> > code above to ps.tmac and only invoke it when ps4html is set? Or map
> > the Cyrillic glyphs (in ps.tmac) onto \(sq - similar to mozilla
> > (when it cannot find the glyph).
> Doing this we lose complete control whether there are missing glyphs
> in the PS run.  This might be acceptable for on-the-fly viewing (as
> with a Web browser), but IMHO such behaviour is not tolerable if an
> HTML document is produced.

ok, granted - I agree..

> > If we disable the ps run, then images, equ, pic will also break in
> > grohtml..
> Yes.  Instead of running preprocessors, I would like to see warning
> messages:
>   PS run disabled.  Equation in line XXX is not converted to image.
> A neat side effect would be faster creation of simple HTML documents.

ok, I'm persuaded :-)


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