New personal experimental book

Alexander E. Patrakov patrakov at
Sat Sep 13 02:27:50 PDT 2008

I wrote:
> And in fact I would strongly prefer a 8-line patch to Man to ignore
> non-English manual pages completely (instead of unconfigured groff-utf8 and
> hard-coded special-casing Japanese in Man-1.6f in a way that works only
> with Debian-patched Groff), as it saves the editors from all the encoding
> validation work. This is rather trivial

Attached. One of the reasons for this destructive approach is that Greg 
Schafer doesn't accept anything into DIY that he doesn't fully understand, 
and I want manual pages and error messages to be readable in DIY by default, 
too. Obviously, complete removal of support for translated manual pages by 
this patch makes groff-utf8 unneeded. "+lang none" is still needed.

Alexander E. Patrakov
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: man-1.6f-disable_i18n-1.patch
Type: text/x-diff
Size: 2105 bytes
Desc: not available
URL: <>

More information about the lfs-dev mailing list