[Pkg-bazaar-maint] Bug#458157: bzr: acute accent marks in man page

Russ Allbery rra at debian.org
Sat Dec 29 04:49:00 UTC 2007

Package: bzr
Version: 1.0-1
Severity: minor

The man page generated by the generate_docs.py tool tries to escape
apostrophes with \.  This doesn't work correctly with a current groff.
\' is converted to an acute accent mark rather than an apostrophe.

With groff, what you want is \(aq.  Unfortunately, that's groff-specific
and won't work with, for example, Solaris man.

Pod::Man adds:

.ie \n(.g .ds Aq \(aq
.el       .ds Aq '

to the preamble of the man page and then uses \*(Aq as the escape for
apostrophes in the man page.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.22-3-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages bzr depends on:
ii  libc6                         2.7-4      GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  python                        2.4.4-6    An interactive high-level object-o
ii  python-celementtree           1.0.5-9    Light-weight toolkit for XML proce
ii  python-central                0.5.15     register and build utility for Pyt

Versions of packages bzr recommends:
pn  bzrtools                      <none>     (no description available)
pn  python-paramiko               <none>     (no description available)

-- no debconf information

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