[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
Tue Apr 10 15:26:59 CEST 2018

Thank Werner for helpful comment.

> > 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
> This is a known issue.  Karl is working on it.

I have understood the status.

> > Is there any reason to keep mixture of file encoding?
> Well, TeXLive takes whatever is delivered to CTAN.  It's a bad idea
> IMHO to modify the files in TeXLive only; instead, the authors should
> fix this.
> The good news: The next groff version uses the `uchardet' library to
> improve the heuristics for identifying a man page's character encoding
> in case an encoding tag (using the Emacs style) is missing.  The bad
> news: It will take some more weeks until this version (1.22.4) gets
> released.

It sounds great.
I will check groff development and new features.


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