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

Submitted by:  Jari Aalto <jaalto>
Submitted on:  Fri Sep 11 08:24:25 2009  
Severity: 3 - NormalItem Group: None
Status: NonePrivacy: Public
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Sat Sep 12 05:51:38 2009, comment #1:

Direct links to get latest getop*.h files:


Jari Aalto <jaalto>
Fri Sep 11 08:24:25 2009, 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 Sep 11 08:24:25 2009jaaltoAttached 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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