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Re: Doubts about a typo fix

From: Deri
Subject: Re: Doubts about a typo fix
Date: Sat, 26 Nov 2022 12:33:24 +0000

On Saturday, 26 November 2022 03:52:53 GMT G. Branden Robinson wrote:
> Some distributors do violence to the man.local file.  But I am not a PDF
> expert; for this I'll have to turn as I often do to Deri James, who also
> wrote the gropdf output driver.  Deri, what's a good way to root-cause
> the issue Paul describes?

Whenever there is a query about the "look" of a pdf it is important to rule 
out any vagaries in the particular fonts used by the pdf viewer used, so 
please repeat your tests adding "-P-e" to the command.

As regards the cut and paste of MINUS SIGN as a hyphen, this can be turned off 
by including -P-u as well. Note this will also affect the treatment of 
ligatures (ff/fi/ffi) in that cut and paste will not return them to their 
individual characters. It also affects string searching within the pdf, the 
troff input "\-b" would not be found by entering -b in the pdf viewer's search 
widget. Tested on Branden's, with -P-u it finds -baz, 
without it finds both -bar and -baz.



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