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Re: [nmh-workers] nmh 1.7.1: both bcc and dcc broken for mts sendmail/pi

From: Ralph Corderoy
Subject: Re: [nmh-workers] nmh 1.7.1: both bcc and dcc broken for mts sendmail/pipe
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:28:14 +0000

Hi Valdis,

> Am I the only guy who's been bitten by documentation that has single
> and double quotes that look cut-n-paste-able but actually aren't?

This is a combination of faulty man page source, a confusing area of
troff implementation evolution over its many decades, and some faults
being papered by some systems to help folk like you.  Unfortunately, it
means upstream don't fix the problems because they don't see them.

For example, your /usr/share/groff/1.22.3/tmac/an-old.tmac or similar has

    .\" For UTF-8, map some characters conservatively for the sake
    .\" of easy cut and paste.
    .if '\*[.T]'utf8' \{\
    .  rchar \- - ' `
    .  char \- \N'45'
    .  char  - \N'45'
    .  char  ' \N'39'
    .  char  ` \N'96'

Cheers, Ralph.

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