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bug #60536: separate concepts of device and output encoding

Submitter:  Dave <barx>
Submitted:  Thu 06 May 2021 06:03:13 AM UTC
Category:  Core Severity:  1 - Wish
Item Group:  Feature change Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open Planned Release:  None
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Wed 30 Aug 2023 06:26:52 PM UTC, comment #1: 

A design for grotty parallel to that of grops was spitballed in bug #64612.  See the paragraph starting "What's an encoding file?" and the couple following paragraphs.

Dave <barx>
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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>
Group Member


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