groff && UTF-8
rsmith at xs4all.nl
Tue Jul 19 16:54:00 UTC 2011
On Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 01:54:29PM +0200, Julian H. Stacey wrote:
> > If you want to produce postscript output from groff, you will have to deal
> > with postscript fonts. The usual Type 1 fonts are single-byte fonts. Groff
> > only deals with Latin-1 characters (see groff_char(7)).
> What is Latin-1 ?
A informal name for the single-byte character set published in the ISO/IEC
8859-1:1998 standard. The preferred name is ISO-8859-1. See
BTW, these days ISO-8859-15 (a.k.a. Latin-9) is supposed to have superseded in
in Europe, as it adds the Euro sign and some extra ligatures and accented
letters. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO/IEC_8859-15
However, more and more systems and programs are switching to Unicode these
days, especially the UTF-8 encoding. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UTF-8] As
opposed to Type 1 postscript fonts, TrueType or OpenType fonts can handle the
thousands of glyphs that are often present in Unicode typefaces.
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