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Re: encoding for PostScript output

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: encoding for PostScript output
Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2004 16:00:48 +0100 (CET)

> > groff doesn't support UTF-8 input encoding.
> Maybe I should turn this into a feature request. UTF-8 is used very
> widely these days.  At least the characters also present in Latin-1
> could be processed in the first step, I would think.  But maybe you
> would have to make major changes even for this limited Unicode
> support.

It is on the TODO list since years :-(  Indeed, it is a major change,
and there are always so many other things to do...

> My guess is that they wanted to have all manual pages for all
> languages in UTF-8 format and changed groff for this reason.

Then they should provide a wrapper script for groff which
automatically converts UTF-8 to something which groff understands.

> Did you already suggest to these people that at least a modified
> version string would be a good idea?  Because then I would not have
> had the idea to bother you with a bug report in the first place.

I leave this job to you :-)


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