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Re: Menu: Help -> Manuals -> Read Man Page... problem


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Menu: Help -> Manuals -> Read Man Page... problem
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2004 21:01:16 +0200

> Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2004 10:56:36 +0100
> From: Peter Breitenlohner <address@hidden>
> 
> If I use the emacs menu: Help -> Manuals -> Read Man Page...
> to view a unix manpage I get bad output. The reason is, that since
> groff-1.18.1 the output from 'groff -Tlatin1 -mandoc' contains SRG
> escape sequences (ISO 6429, or ANSI color escapes) that emacs doesn't
> display properly.

Thanks for the report.

IIRC, Emacs 21.3 was released before Groff 1.18, so you cannot expect
it to support this feature.

Current Emacs development sources already set GROFF_NO_SGR=1 when they
run `man'.




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