bugGNU troff - Bugs: bug #60536, separate concepts of device and...


bug #60536: separate concepts of device and output encoding

Submitted by:  Dave <barx>
Submitted on:  Thu 06 May 2021 06:03:13 AM UTC  
Category:  Core Severity:  1 - Wish
Item Group:  New feature Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open Planned Release:  None

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Thu 06 May 2021 06:03:13 AM UTC, original submission:  

Werner Lemberg wrote back in 2000 (http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/groff/2000-10/msg00056.html):

"I plan to separate input encodings, output encodings, and character sets from devices.  Then, we will have real devices like tty, ps, or dvi.  Input characters will be converted to glyph names by troff, and these glyph names will be mapped to output encodings (for ttys) resp. fonts (for everything else) according to the device and font data."

This was clearly never done, but seems like a good design, so I submit it for some current or future groff developer to consider.

Dave <barx>
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