bugGNU indent - Bugs: bug #41806, texinfo2man generates accents...


bug #41806: texinfo2man generates accents instead of quotation marks

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Sat 08 Mar 2014 05:28:19 AM UTC  
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  Fixed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open

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Mon 24 Mar 2014 02:03:10 AM UTC, comment #1:

Fixed in version 2.2.11 available in the source repository and elsewhere, and will be included in the next general release.

Daniel P. Valentine <dpv>
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Sat 08 Mar 2014 05:28:19 AM UTC, original submission:

The indent(1) man page looks funny in a Unicode environment. It turns out that's due to a bug in texinfo2man. It converts TeX quotes (` ') to troff grave/acute accents (\` \') instead of troff quotes (\(oq \(cq)). As a result, the manpage looks funny in terminals that use Unicode characters.

It turns out this was reported nearly nine years ago:


Attached is the patch again, along with a minor change (replacing malloc.h, which is not in POSIX, with stdlib.h).

Please commit. The diff is small. Thanks.



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file #30827:  patch-man_texinfo2man_c added by None (880B - application/octet-stream)


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2014-03-24 dpv StatusNone => Fixed
    2014-03-08 None Attached File- => Added patch-man_texinfo2man_c, #30827

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