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[perl #114624] =encoding not honored by 'perldoc' command

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From:
Mark Allen via RT
Date:
September 7, 2012 17:33
Subject:
[perl #114624] =encoding not honored by 'perldoc' command
Message ID:
rt-3.6.HEAD-11172-1346990019-1991.114624-15-0@perl.org
On Tue Aug 28 10:24:52 2012, explorer wrote:
> Maybe the problem is with pod2man or a groff very old...

Hi. I'm the current maintainer for perldoc.  The problem is two fold.

1) The perldoc in 5.14.x does not make any attempt to enable UTF-8 characters in groff, even if 
groff supports it. This was fixed in 5.16.x

2) Older groffs (those before 1.20.1) do not do *any* kind of UTF-8 input processing at all.

Mark

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