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Re: nroff does not honor TYPESETTER

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: nroff does not honor TYPESETTER
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2007 08:25:22 +0100 (CET)

> However, I believe the nroff wrapper should still honor TYPESETTER
> as it is attempting to be compatible with nroff and that's how nroff
> worked by my reading of the documentation.

You can't assume in general that the devices have the same name.  For
example, `37', `450', `lp' are valid (TTY) nroff drivers for AT&T
troff but not for groff.

> Or are you saying that TYPESETTER was part of a specific
> implementation of nroff?

This is the only clean solution IMHO.

> >> Additionally, I wouldn't be upset if groff stopped mapping ASCII
> >> input characters into Unicode.
> > 
> > This has been already discussed, and I'll fix that somehow for man
> > pages (but not in general).
> Thank you.  Will that apply to "nroff -man"?

Yes.  The fix will be part of the man macros.


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