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bug #55799: -a output does not heed .char definitions

Submitter:  Dave <barx>
Submitted:  Thu 28 Feb 2019 10:31:55 PM UTC
   
 
Category:  Core Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  Incorrect behaviour Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open Planned Release:  None
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Sat 24 Jun 2023 03:43:05 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Heirloom troff has also implemented the .char request (recognized when using -x2 or higher), and its -a output works as expected.

$ printf ".char a z\nplan\n" | heirloom-troff -a -x2
plzn

$ printf ".char a z\nplan\n" | groff -a
<beginning of page>
plan


Dave <barx>
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Thu 28 Feb 2019 10:31:55 PM UTC, original submission:  

When the .char request is used in groff 1.22.4, correct output is produced for PostScript or TTY:

printf ".char a z\nplan\n" | nroff | grep pl.n
printf ".char a z\nplan\n" | groff | grep pl.n

But incorrect output is produced for ASCII approximation via -a:

printf ".char a z\nplan\n" | groff -a | grep pl.n

Dave <barx>
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