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bug #27422: [PATCH] Fix backquotes in output (I18n issue)

Submitted by:  Jari Aalto <jaalto>
Submitted on:  Fri 11 Sep 2009 08:24:25 AM UTC  
Category: CoreSeverity: 3 - Normal
Item Group: Incorrect behaviourStatus: Fixed
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: G. Branden Robinson <gbranden>
Open/Closed: OpenPlanned Release: None

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Fri 24 Nov 2017 06:49:35 AM UTC, comment #3:

This was fixed in:

as part of a broader initiative. See <https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?52374>.

G. Branden Robinson <gbranden>
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Fri 24 Nov 2017 12:06:08 AM UTC, comment #2:

This has been fixed.
The report can thus be closed.

Bjarni Ingi Gislason <bjarniig>
Sat 12 Sep 2009 05:51:38 AM UTC, comment #1:

Direct links to get latest getop*.h files:


Jari Aalto <jaalto>
Fri 11 Sep 2009 08:24:25 AM UTC, original submission:

The current src/libs/libgroff/getopt.c displays messages using the `backtick' (US) syntax which is problematic.

- Copy/paste output/piping in shell is difficult because
backtick is a reserved shell metacharacter.
- The convention is not in use internationally.

SOLUTION - getop.c

Please update the copy of getopt.c from glibc project, that uses straight single quotes to fix this I18n issue. The latest code is at:

git clone git://sourceware.org/git/glibc.git

SOLUTION - other files

See patches below that fix the backtick issue in othe *.c file.
The patches are against the latest CVS groff sources as of 2009-09-11


I wasn't sure to which part of CVS tree to make changes, so
I prefered the src/ dir over groff/src/ for patches.


The problem of backquote output in groff is relataed e.g. to bug

Jari Aalto <jaalto>


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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Fri 24 Nov 2017 06:49:35 AM UTCgbrandenCategoryNone=>Core
      Item GroupNone=>Incorrect behaviour
      Assigned toNone=>gbranden
    Fri 11 Sep 2009 08:24:25 AM UTCjaaltoAttached File-=>Added 0001-src-libs-libgroff-getopt1.c-Change-backtick-quotes-t.patch, #18696
      Attached File-=>Added 0001-src-devices-xditview-device.c-Change-backtick-quotes.patch, #18697

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