[kbd] kbd-1.15 lat1-16 font issues with groff-1.20.1

Alexey Gladkov gladkov.alexey at gmail.com
Thu Feb 12 01:17:54 MSK 2009

Matthew Burgess wrote:
> Hi Alexey,
> I'm viewing man pages using a combination of groff-1.20.1 and the lat1-16
> font from kbd-1.15.  You can see the results of this at
> http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/~matthew/test-results/preconv.en_utf8.jpg.
> As you can see, the line-break character (U+2010) isn't displayed correctly.
> We used to workaround this with previous versions of Groff by substituting
> U+2010, U+2212 to U+002D (minus sign).  See

It seems that these characters are not mapped at all. At least the U+2010.

> http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/view/6.4/chapter06/groff.html.  Due to
> a change in Groff, that substitution no longer applies.
> Is it possible to map those characters like that in the lat1-16 font itself?
> That way, if there happen to be any other programs that output the
> problematic characters, they'll display correctly without any further changes.
> If so, how might we go about this, and is this suitable for the upstream
> Kbd package sources?

I think we can map this characters if they not mapped at all.

P.S. Add CC: kbd at lists.

Anyone have any ideas ?

Rgrds, legion

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