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FS#71136 - [groff] Unnecessary workaround from 2008 still remains: (aq

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Felipe Contreras (felipec) - Saturday, 05 June 2021, 18:19 GMT
Last edited by Andreas Radke (AndyRTR) - Sunday, 06 June 2021, 09:07 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Core
Status Assigned
Assigned To Tobias Powalowski (tpowa)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 1
Private No

Details

In task  FS#9643  a hack as added to convert \(aq to ', which is something the developers of groff decidedly don't want.

The issue was a bug in docbook, which debian decided to fix in another way:

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=507673#65

Ultimately, no workaround is needed any more, but yet /usr/share/groff/site-tmac/man.local still has the workaround:

. char \' \N'39'

That should be removed.

For more details and the full history check my blog post:

https://felipec.wordpress.com/2021/06/05/adventures-with-man-color/
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