r6442 - trunk/BOOK/general/genutils

alexander at linuxfromscratch.org alexander at linuxfromscratch.org
Sat Jan 20 23:12:16 PST 2007


Author: alexander
Date: 2007-01-21 00:12:16 -0700 (Sun, 21 Jan 2007)
New Revision: 6442

Modified:
   trunk/BOOK/general/genutils/xscreensaver.xml
Log:
Improved wording for the UTF-8 manual page sed in xscreensaver

Modified: trunk/BOOK/general/genutils/xscreensaver.xml
===================================================================
--- trunk/BOOK/general/genutils/xscreensaver.xml	2007-01-21 00:15:34 UTC (rev 6441)
+++ trunk/BOOK/general/genutils/xscreensaver.xml	2007-01-21 07:12:16 UTC (rev 6442)
@@ -116,8 +116,13 @@
     <title>Command Explanations</title>
 
     <para><command>sed -i 's,\xc3\xb6,oe,' hacks/flow.man</command>: This
-    command is used to remove UTF-8 encoding from one of the installed
-    manual pages.</para>
+    command replaces the UTF-8 encoded character <quote>ö</quote>
+    with its ASCII equivalent <quote>oe</quote> in one of the installed
+    manual pages. Without this, <application>Man-DB</application> would
+    interpret these two bytes as ISO-8859-1, resulting in
+    the wrong <quote>ö</quote> characters.</para>
+    <!-- The sed is not needed for xscreensaver-5.0.1, and the manual page
+    has the "oe" characters there. -->
 
     <para><option>--with-setuid-hacks</option>: This switch allows some
     demos to be installed setuid <systemitem class="username">root</systemitem>




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