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Re: [Groff] groff -mm output something I don't expect

From: walter harms
Subject: Re: [Groff] groff -mm output something I don't expect
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2008 16:17:48 +0100
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(Ted Harding) schrieb:
> On 14-Nov-08 12:03:58, Mike Bianchi wrote:
>> On Fri, Nov 14, 2008 at 08:58:50AM +0100, Werner LEMBERG wrote:
>>>> I ``troff'' a simple file, whose content is:
>>>> .\"
>>>> Hello World!
>>>> with the command line:
>>>> $ /usr/local/bin/groff -mm >
>>>> and opened it with ``evince'', then I found there are two short bars
>>>> in topleft and topright corners of the page.
>>> This must be a problem with evince then.  Here is the PS output of
>>> your document (omitting the preamble) as processed with the current
>>> CVS version of groff (and I doubt that this has changed recently):
>>>   /F0 10/address@hidden SF
>>>   2.5(-1-)277.006 48 S
>>>   (Hello W)69.336 96 Q
>>>   (orld!) -.8 E
>>>   0 Cg
>>>   EP
>>> As you can see, no bars are created.  Maybe those bars indicate the
>>> left and right side of the paper, similar to the flashing lines in gv?
>> Is it possible the "two short bars" are the   - 1 -  (meaning page 1)
>> that
>> mm places as the Page Header?
>> -- 
>>  Mike Bianchi
> I also tested the example. When I viewed '' with 'gv' [but
> see below], there was nothing wrong with the PS, and the top margin
> duly contained the page number "-1-".
> However, I then viewed with 'evince', and could not see the "-1-":
> it was as though the top margin had been cropped.
> I have had other bad experiences with 'evince' and now avoid using
> it altogether. In my Debian/gnome installation, /usr/bin/gv does
> not always work properly either, so I set up a symbolic link
>   /usr/bin/GV -> /usr/bin/gnome-gv
> which in turn -> /usr/bin/ggv
> which seems to work fine. So in fact what I originally viewed the
> file '' I used GV!

i tried to file also and i thing it is a evince problem.
the -1- is clearly visible with ghostscript (gs) but not shown
with evince.

now the important question:
did someone report this to the evince people ?


GNOME evince
gs 8.62
groff  1.18.1

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