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H.Merijn Brand
August 25, 2008 13:18
Re: Re-gaining 'O's
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On Mon, 25 Aug 2008 10:39:55 -0700, Russ Allbery <>

> "H.Merijn Brand" <> writes:
> > Since very long we get 'F' or 'X' for things that shouldn't be that hard
> > to fix for someone who understands how parse_from_file () deals with
> > UTF-8. Let's regain the 'O's so 'F' and 'X' make sense again.
> >
> > Below also includes a patch that makes all tests pass, but it feels
> > wrong.
> This is what the --utf8 flag to the latest pod2man does, so the code is
> already there.
> We can make this the default, but be aware that this will produce man
> pages that are unreadable (possibly up to crashing nroff) on systems that
> can't handle Unicode characters in *roff source.  The last time I checked,
> this includes Solaris.

So, if the $LC_ALL and/or $LANG is set to something unicodish and
#PERL_UNICODE is defined, shouldn't that be triggering this flag?

That combination is clearly begging for the flag.

H.Merijn Brand          Amsterdam Perl Mongers
using & porting perl 5.6.2, 5.8.x, 5.10.x, 5.11.x on HP-UX 10.20, 11.00,
11.11, 11.23, and 11.31, SuSE 10.1, 10.2, and 10.3, AIX 5.2, and Cygwin. 

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