[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

[Groff] man --ascii option

From: Bernd Warken
Subject: [Groff] man --ascii option
Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2002 12:51:03 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.2.5i

man(1) specifies:

       -7, --ascii
              When viewing a pure ascii(7) manual page on a 7 bit terminal  or
              terminal  emulator,  some  characters  may not display correctly
              when using the latin1(7)  device  description  with  GNU  nroff.
              This  option  allows  pure ascii manual pages to be displayed in
              ascii with the latin1 device. It will not translate  any  latin1
              text. The following table shows the translations performed.

              Description           Octal   latin1   ascii
              continuation hyphen    255               -
              bullet (middle dot)    267      ·        o
              acute accent           264      ´        '
              multiplication sign    327      ×        x

              If  the  latin1  column displays correctly, your terminal may be
              set up for latin1 characters and this option is  not  necessary.
              If  the  latin1 and ascii columns are identical, you are reading
              this page using this option or man  did  not  format  this  page
              using  the  latin1  device description.  If the latin1 column is
              missing or corrupt, you may need to view manual pages with  this

              This  option  is ignored when using options -t, -T or -Z and may
              be useless for nroff other than GNU's.

Does groff a similar mode or some automatism for handling this situation?

Bernd Warken

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]