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Date:      Tue, 19 Jul 2011 18:53:22 +0200
From:      Roland Smith <rsmith@xs4all.nl>
To:        "Julian H. Stacey" <jhs@berklix.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: groff && UTF-8
Message-ID:  <20110719165322.GA57711@slackbox.erewhon.net>
In-Reply-To: <201107191154.p6JBsTm9091796@fire.js.berklix.net>
References:  <20110718145901.GB71153@slackbox.erewhon.net> <201107191154.p6JBsTm9091796@fire.js.berklix.net>

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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 d=
eal
> > with postscript fonts. The usual Type 1 fonts are single-byte fonts. Gr=
off
> > only deals with Latin-1 characters (see groff_char(7)).
>=20
> 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=20
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO/IEC_8859-1

BTW, these days ISO-8859-15 (a.k.a. Latin-9) is supposed to have superseded=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 t=
he
thousands of glyphs that are often present in Unicode typefaces.

Roland
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