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Re: [Groff] Composite output regression due to Unicode fonts?

From: Colin Watson
Subject: Re: [Groff] Composite output regression due to Unicode fonts?
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2006 09:21:11 +0100
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On Thu, Aug 10, 2006 at 08:16:51AM +0200, Werner LEMBERG wrote:
> Colin Watson wrote:
> > man-db uses a classical troff pipeline rather than using groff
> > directly, so this is not possible.  It also has its own soelim
> > implementation, created in order to be able to handle compressed
> > files. I'm not sure what to do about this.  The suggestion I saw of
> > having a hardlink from soelim to preconv seems good; then it would
> > be possible for man to detect whether this feature is present in
> > groff without the need for configure switches.
> I see.  Well, `preconv -e ...' will be replaced with `soelim -e ...',
> so this isn't a real problem.

OK. I think a link will still be needed, because simply checking whether
preconv exists on $PATH is a lot easier for man to do than trying to
check whether soelim accepts the -e option. I hope that will be
something that the groff build process does by default.

Colin Watson                                       address@hidden

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