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Re: address@hidden: groff version 1.18.1 and emacs]

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: address@hidden: groff version 1.18.1 and emacs]
Date: Wed, 04 Dec 2002 15:20:32 -0500

> > groff version 1.18.1 gives wrongly formatted man-pages, thus not
> > letting emacs display escape sequences correctly. With earlier groff
> > versions, it works. Setting '(Man-fontify-manpage-flag nil) in my
> > .emacs file is a way around this problem, but it's kind of ugly.
> IIRC, this has already been answered on the emacs-devel list.
> The easiest way currently is to use `setenv' and set the environment
> variable GROFF_NO_SGR to 1 (within Emacs) in case the man program
> hasn't been configured already to not use SGR.  The proper way is to
> make Emacs understand SGR escape sequences.

Why does nroff use SGR when outputting to Emacs ?
Does Emacs pass a TERM var that indicates that SGR codes are supported ?
If so, Emacs should be fixed, otherwise groff should be fixed.


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