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Re: [Groff] passing groff special chars to pdfmark as bookmarks

From: Deri James
Subject: Re: [Groff] passing groff special chars to pdfmark as bookmarks
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2012 00:45:13 +0100
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On Sunday 09 Sep 2012 16:28:04 address@hidden wrote:
> Can you explain in your own words what is happening with
> .trin '\C'aq' please.  
> I have a text procesing sequence that does not afford the time
> at the moment to re-engineer how I build pdfs, gs / pdfroff. 
> Relying on groff to rip postcript and using ps2pdf to complete
> the pdf, the above trin function does not provide successful
> translation of special char flow through to pdf.   
> Any other ways to get this to work without -Tpdf ?
> Thanks. 

The .trin command is converting the apostrophy character to the groff chracter 
’aq’ (apostrophe quote) which I assumed was correct for the word "l’avant-

Have you tried processing the pdf produced from -T pdf through gs, ghostscript 
can accept pdf as input as well as postscript. This may allow you to use your 
normal commands to control the pdf production.



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