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Re: [Groff] Still No Luck Accessing Characters From Zapf Dingbats (Or An
Re: [Groff] Still No Luck Accessing Characters From Zapf Dingbats (Or Any Other Strange Font)
Sat, 07 May 2016 06:27:34 +0200 (CEST)
> This is the right sequence – however, your example uses Unicode quotes
> (U+2019) as delimiters. To make that work, you have to add option`-k'
> to groff to call the `preconv' preprocessor, for example
> groff -k -Tps foo.tr > foo.ps
> groff -k -Tpdf foo.tr > foo.pdf
> (assuming the above sequence is put into a file called `foo.tr' with
> UTF-8 encoding) since groff's native input encoding is 8bit only,
> normally latin1.
There might be another problem: missing fonts. Both sequences don't
actually embed the ZapfDingbats font into its output, relying on the
PS (or PDF) viewer to provide the fonts. However, this isn't a
groff problem per se. See the recent thread
for more on this topic.