[tex-live] Encoding of files in Master/texmf-dist/doc/man/man1

ttk at t-lab.opal.ne.jp ttk at t-lab.opal.ne.jp
Mon Apr 9 16:45:54 CEST 2018

Hi all,

I'm confused with encoding of files in Master/texmf-dist/doc/man/man{1,5} .
I checked encoding of them and found as following:
a2ping.1, kpsewhere.1, latex2man.1, mkjobtexmf.1, thumbpdf.1 : Latin1 (iso-8859-1)
findhyph.1, luaotfload-tool.1, mendex.1, luaotfload.conf.5 : UTF-8
others : ASCII

Some pdf files comverted from UTF-8 roff files (luaotfload-tool.man1.pdf, luaotfload.conf.man5.pdf)
seem to include some character corruption.
For example,
a sentence in luaotfload.conf.man5.pdf
'For example, the âcolor callbackâ must be a string of' ...
should be 
'For example, the “color callback” must be a string of' ...

findhyph.man1.pdf and mendex.man1.pdf are found to be fine.

Is there any reason to keep mixture of file encoding?


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