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bug #64967: [PATCH] grops.1.man: add information about the glyph tables from "HDTBL"

Submitter:  Bjarni Ingi Gislason <bjarniig>
Submitted:  Sun 03 Dec 2023 12:04:27 AM UTC
Category:  Driver grops Severity:  1 - Wish
Item Group:  Documentation Status:  Rejected
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  gbranden
Open/Closed:  Closed Planned Release:  None
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Thu 07 Dec 2023 10:56:47 AM UTC, comment #1: 

In comment #10 to bug #64772, Dave said:

> These files being buried in contrib/hdtbl/examples means users looking for
> examples of the font glyphs likely won't find them.  (I was unaware of their
> existence until your comment.)  I see that bug #64967 seeks to remedy this.

> Nonetheless, aside from these files' utility as hdtbl examples, if hdtbl is
> withdrawn I'm not convinced replacements for these files need to ship with
> groff: for users who want to see all the glyphs in a font, generating such a
> list or table is a fairly beginner-level groff exercise.

I concur.  Rejecting this ticket.

G. Branden Robinson <gbranden>
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Sun 03 Dec 2023 12:04:27 AM UTC, original submission:  

From 102c262ba494fda59b4b0b45fd8be0875fbf4af1 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Bjarni Ingi Gislason <bjarniig@simnet.is>
Date: Sat, 2 Dec 2023 23:15:54 +0000
Subject: [PATCH] grops.1.man: add information about the glyph tables from

Directory "src/devices/grops/".

  All PostScript glyphs are shown in tables from the hdtbl
directory "examples".
 src/devices/grops/grops.1.man | 17 +++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 17 insertions(+)

diff --git a/src/devices/grops/grops.1.man b/src/devices/grops/grops.1.man
index 634f1616f..711b0873a 100644
--- a/src/devices/grops/grops.1.man
+++ b/src/devices/grops/grops.1.man
@@ -626,6 +626,13 @@ some older printers.
 .SS Typefaces
 .\" ====================================================================

+All provided PostScript glyphs are shown in the tables
+.I fonts_n.ps
+.I fonts_x.ps
+in the directory
+.IR @EXAMPLEDIR@/\:hdtbl/ .
 Styles called
 .BR R ,
 .BR I ,
@@ -1790,6 +1797,16 @@ can produce glyphs like eth (\[Sd]) and thorn (\[Tp]) that older
 PostScript printers do not natively support.
+.I @EXAMPLEDIR@/\:hdtbl/fonts_n.ps
+shows the glyphs sorted by their decimal number in a table.
+.I @EXAMPLEDIR@/\:hdtbl/fonts_x.ps
+shows the glyphs sorted by their hexadecimal number in a table.
 .I grops
 creates temporary files using the template

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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2023-12-07 gbranden Severity3 - Normal 1 - Wish
        StatusNone Rejected
        Assigned toNone gbranden
        Open/ClosedOpen Closed
    2023-12-03 bjarniig Attached File- Added 0001-grops.1.man-add-information-about-the-glyph-tables-f.patch.txt, #55394

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