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[Groff] Re: What's missing for Unicode support of groff?

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: [Groff] Re: What's missing for Unicode support of groff?
Date: Thu, 08 Sep 2005 01:11:17 +0200 (CEST)

> > groff can handle only 203 input characters currently.  The *top
> > priority* for me in converting groff to handle Unicode is to widen
> > the 8bit input character slot to have a width of 32bit.
> > Everything else is much less important IMHO.
> Does it mean that there will be no quick-and-dirty
> prepocessor-based solution in the short term (before you do it
> properly)?

What exactly do you mean?  Converting UTF-8 to, say, latin-1 with
`iconv' is already a quick-and-dirty solution.  Another possibility is
to take a groff UTF8 font definition file and put all Unicode->glyph
entities into a big perl (or python) table.


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