[xml/sgml-pkgs] Bug#253085: Localization/I18n of docbook2man-spec.pl

Helge Kreutzmann kreutzm at itp.uni-hannover.de
Sun Jul 17 11:49:41 UTC 2005

Hello Steve,
in the man page for docbook2man-spec.pl, you write:
Support  other  (human)  languages.   But  what  to do with non-ASCII
         charsets?  SGMLSpm doesn't report them and roff does not  grok  them.
         [Comment:  text  after enclosed lists (and SS blocks) will break doc-
         book2man] If we do this, more people can use DocBook.

I needed docbook2man for german, so I hacked in german support. Of course,
german contains only a few non-ASCII characters, but as far as I tested, it 
works. Can you have a look at my solution found at


and tell me your thoughts? The Debian maintainers have not yet responded
on my ideas, therefor I write this to you directly. Maybe you've
started some work in this in the meantime as well, so we can merge

Thanks for writing docbook2man-spec.pl, it is really a good tool.


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