[MPlayer-DOCS] Online Russian HTML page, generated from mplayer.1 is broken

Vladimir Voroshilov voroshil at gmail.com
Wed Nov 8 14:08:55 CET 2006

2006/11/8, Diego Biurrun <diego at biurrun.de>:
> On Wed, Nov 08, 2006 at 12:01:25PM +0600, Vladimir Voroshilov wrote:
> The problem is that (current versions of) groff do not support KOI8-R
> input.  We already had a similar problem with the Chinese and Czech man
> pages - they are in UTF-8 encoding - that we solved by using groff-utf8,
> which accepts UTF-8 input.
> One solution would be to convert the Russian manual page to UTF-8.
> Generating HTML from that is not a problem, it works for Chinese and
> Czech and I just confirmed it's no problem with Russian.
> Whether this is a problem for system man pages - I don't know, you'll
> have to tell me how it works for you.  A course of action here would be
> to run the UTF-8 man page through iconv during the installation
> procedure.  This could pave the way for using only UTF-8 for the man
> pages as well.
This will be a problem at least on my Gentoo box. It does not show
UTF-8  man pages correctly under koi8-r locale. So converting man
pages to unicode will be good solution only after creating apropriate
install script.
I prefer to keep koi8-r encoding till translation end.
> I could also hack up the documentation generation script to convert the
> Russian man page from KOI8-R to UTF-8 before generating the HTML.
During translation process, i prefer this case, but i also want to
hear another developers' opinions.

P.S. I also will try to found solution to show unicode man pages on
non-unicode locale correctly.

Vladimir Voroshilov     mailto:voroshil at gmail.com
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