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Re: [Groff] ubuntu, groff and utf-8

From: Colin Watson
Subject: Re: [Groff] ubuntu, groff and utf-8
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2005 16:18:27 +0000
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On Wed, Mar 09, 2005 at 06:55:48PM +0100, Werner LEMBERG wrote:

> > >   .fchar \[la] <
> > >   .fchar \[ra] >
> >
> > Could we do that for \[hy] and \[mi] too?
> Of course!  Which entities do you suggest?

I was going to suggest simply Unicode HYPHEN-MINUS; I know you don't
like it typographically, but HYPHEN has a bad habit of being unavailable
in console fonts (and even a few common X fonts).

However, I've just read your mail saying that distributions should
instead change this to be in sync with the console fonts they expect to
be available, which is fair enough. When I saw you talking about
tty.tmac, I assumed that there was a way to make groff output different
mappings depending on whether it's been told that it's outputting to a
terminal or not. In retrospect, my thought processes didn't make a whole
lot of sense ...


Colin Watson                                  address@hidden

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