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Re: [Groff] man page encoding

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: [Groff] man page encoding
Date: Thu, 7 Jul 2005 13:30:27 +0200
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>   .Character-Encoding EUC-JP
> This would incidentally also allow changing the character set in
> mid-stream, at least syntactically.  I suspect there may be reasons
> that make it impractical.

Yes: there's no editor which can reasonably display a file in mixed
encodings. For another example, GNOME's .desktop files were in a mix of
ISO-8859-1/KOI8-R/UTF-8/... in the beginning. Then they dropped this and
switched to straight UTF-8.


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