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bug #50015: want papersize.tmac to accept custom page sizes via the -dpaper=xxx option

Submitter:  Helge Blischke <helgeblischke>
Submitted:  Tue 10 Jan 2017 05:27:42 PM UTC
Category:  Macro - others/general Severity:  1 - Wish
Item Group:  Feature change Status:  None
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Open/Closed:  Open Planned Release:  None
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Tue 10 Jan 2017 05:27:42 PM UTC, original submission:  

groff (up to and including version 1.22.3) accepts only the predefined papersize names
when using the command line option
-dpaper=xxxx .
in all other cases the warning message like
warning: Unknown paper size `20c,10c\'
is emitted and the custom pauperize ignored.

On the other hand, custom paper sizes are accepted by the most postprocessors
like grops or gropdf.

To fix this issue, I'd suppose to extend the papersize.tmac macro accordingly.

Helge Blischke <helgeblischke>


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    2017-10-22 gbranden CategoryNone Macro - others/general
    2017-05-03 gbranden Severity3 - Normal 1 - Wish
        Item GroupIncorrect behaviour Feature change
        Summarygroff does not accept custom pagesizes from the -dpaper=xxx option want papersize.tmac to accept custom page sizes via the -dpaper=xxx option

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