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bug #42191: -me macro bug involving word with an umlaut

Submitted by:  Dave <barx>
Submitted on:  Thu 24 Apr 2014 11:18:50 PM UTC  
Category: Macro - othersSeverity: 2 - Minor
Item Group: Incorrect behaviourStatus: Confirmed
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: None
Open/Closed: OpenPlanned Release: None

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Sun 14 May 2017 02:21:21 AM UTC, comment #1:

Is there anything that should prevent this patch from being applied? It solves a legitimate problem that results in illegible output, and it has caused no problems that I've noticed since first applying it in 2011.

I've attached it to this bug report, tweaked slightly so that it will apply to the latest tmac/e.tmac-u.

(file #40681)

Dave <barx>
Thu 24 Apr 2014 11:18:50 PM UTC, original submission:

The original bug report is at http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-groff/2011-02/msg00004.html.

Werner Lemberg supplied a patch in the next message, and noted later (http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-groff/2013-09/msg00003.html) that this patch is only a workaround. The patch, however, does solve the problem, and has been in place for three years on my system with no observable ill side effects.

Dave <barx>


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file #40681:  groff-bug-42191.patch added by barx (1KiB - text/x-patch - Werner's 15 Feb 2011 patch, updated to apply to latest git)


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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Fri 16 Feb 2018 10:08:46 PM UTCschwarzeCategoryNone=>Macro - others
      Severity3 - Normal=>2 - Minor
      Item GroupNone=>Incorrect behaviour
    Sun 14 May 2017 02:21:21 AM UTCbarxAttached File-=>Added groff-bug-42191.patch, #40681

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