[blfs-dev] UTF-8 man pages - isn't removing them bogus ?

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Wed Feb 8 15:32:37 PST 2012

Ken Moffat wrote:
>  Looking at x7driver.html, I notice a humungous sed which ostensibly
> recodes some driver pages (for evdev, ati, fbdev, glint, newport) so
> that they are no longer in UTF-8 and can be displayed correctly by
> man-db.  AFAIK, man-db is all about displaying manpages in both
> UTF-8 and legacy encodings.  I only install evdev and ati, but man 4
> {evdev,ati,radeon} work perfectly in both rxvt-unicode and the
> console - without this messing around.
>  Am I missing something ?  Are the people using legacy encodings
> really going to have problems if we drop this ?

I think this is something that Alexander used to get real excited about 
when using Russian encoding.  I don't know if the seds are still 
important or not.  What happens if you don't use them?

   -- Bruce

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