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Re: [Groff] can't translate character code 229 to special character `oa'

From: Deri James
Subject: Re: [Groff] can't translate character code 229 to special character `oa' in transparent throughput
Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2015 16:40:44 +0100
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On Wed 10 Jun 2015 16:19:24 mikkel meinike wrote:
> I just compiled groff from source and I used pdfmom in a way I have done
> many times before but this time there was a strange problem that I have not
> tried before. The error massages was printed into the document.
> This command is causing the problem
> $ pdfmom >udspil.pdf
> Is this a bug? Is there any way around this problem.
> With this command
> $ pdfroff -mom -mpdfmark >udspil.pdf
> I am able to compile the doc without the error massages. But now there are
> some mistakes in the page structure. (at least that can be fixed with pdftk)
> Thanks in advance
> Mikkel

Hi Mikkel,

There is an error in pdfmom. Please change line 66 to:-

    system("groff -Tpdf -dPDF.EXPORT=1 -mom -z $cmdstring 2>&1 | grep '^\\.ds' 
| groff -Tpdf -mom - $cmdstring");

The grep is now '^\\.ds' it was '^.ds' so it matched the name of your document 



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