[MPlayer-DOCS] [RFC] converting documentation to UTF-8

Rich Felker dalias at aerifal.cx
Sat Nov 4 22:09:01 CET 2006

On Wed, Nov 01, 2006 at 07:00:42PM +0100, Torinthiel wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 01, 2006 at 06:44:04PM +0100, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> > Note that the text version of the Polish man page is somewhat garbled at
> > the moment.  If some of you Polish people care about it, you'll have to
> > find a fix yourselves, I really don't know how.
> It's something broken/too new on MPlayer box, as on my box conversion
> (both with col -bxp and col -bx) works fine.
> Anyway, unless someone tells me how to make man understand one utf-8
> manpage amongst many iso-8859-2 ones, I'm against conversion  of manpage
> to utf-8, as it simply breaks everything on my system.

Two possible solutions...
1. convert to local encoding at build-time or  install-time.
2. make the system tools assume utf-8 but fallback to a configured
legacy codepage if any text which does not parse as valid utf-8


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