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[bug #57618] man/groff_char.7.man: page needs an overhaul

From: Ingo Schwarze
Subject: [bug #57618] man/groff_char.7.man: page needs an overhaul
Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2020 10:36:23 -0500 (EST)
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; OpenBSD amd64; rv:71.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/71.0

Follow-up Comment #6, bug #57618 (project groff):

Reconsidering the matter after reading Dave's comment #4, he is probably right
that his arguments are stronger than those i brought forward, so i don't
insist on keeping the PostScript column.

I don't think that the glyph list should be moved out of the groff_char(7)
manual page, though.  As i see it, the whole point of that manual page is
providing that glyph list; the rest of the text in that page are merely
explanatory notes on the glyph list that would hang in limbo if the list
itself were moved elsewhere.

Also, i'm not sure the grops(1) manual needs a list of glyph names.  The
grops(1) manual explains how the grops utility works *in general* and
individual glyphs are somewhat tangential to that topic.  Also, glyph naming
appears to depend on the individual font (even though it seems everybody
encourages using standard names for glyphs whenever possible).  So maybe
pointing to something like
https://github.com/adobe-type-tools/agl-aglfn/blob/master/aglfn.txt moght be
more useful than maintaining our own copy?  I'm not sure, though.  Also, this
may be drifting off-topic from what this ticket is about.


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