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RE: [Groff] Accents in output

From: Alejandro Lopez-Valencia
Subject: RE: [Groff] Accents in output
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 18:16:50 -0500

MJ scribbled on :

> This is an old chestnut, but I can't figure the answer out from the
> list archives. 
> How do I get accented characters in my output?
> I'm particularly interested in c, g, h, j and s with circumflex
> (cghjs), and u with breve (u). I understand that I can't enter UTF-8
> at present, but neither \(c^ or \[^c] works for me. For that matter,
> nor does \[^a].   
> Just in case it matters, I'm variously using ms, mandoc and mom
> macros, but this looks like a basic groff matter. 

Apart from the good advice already given...

if you want to have properly typeset postscript output, you can copy the 
$SHARE/groff/<version>/fonts/devps directory to $SHARE/groff/site-fonts/<devps2 
or your preferred name> and massage the font generation scripts to use the GPL2 
URW++ free fonts[1] included with Ghostscript 8.11 and later. At least Debian 
has used them for a long time and were recently adopted by the Ghostscript 
people. If you don't have them, they are available from the Ghostscript 
website, from and any current CTAN 
mirror (see for further information).

These fonts contain the glyphs necessary to typeset Cyrillic languages and all 
the precomposed glyphs to typeset the European languages that use the Roman 
alphabet and covered by the ISO-8859-x encodings, including ISO-8859-3 (Maltese 
and Esperanto).

[1] Once upon a time I sent a Makefile with the needed modifications to the 
list. It may be in the list archives but I have yet to find it myself. It seems 
it went in smoke in one of the server crashes had in the past...

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