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

Lefteris Dimitroulakis edimitro at tee.gr
Thu Feb 12 19:12:56 MSK 2009

Στις Thursday 12 February 2009 00:17:54 ο/η Alexey Gladkov έγραψε:
> 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.
I don't see any problem so I am attaching newlat1-16.psfu with new mappings
U+2010, U+2012, U+2013 and U+2212 to U+002d.

If someone wish to play with and change mappings here it is:

$psfgettable lat1-16.psfu > table.txt

Editing table.txt ---> newtable.txt with our preferences and then

$psfaddtable lat1-16.psfu newtable.txt newlat1-16.psfu.


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