Subject: Re: Translated manual pages
To: Masao Uebayashi <email@example.com>
From: Perry E. Metzger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/28/2002 22:27:52
Masao Uebayashi <email@example.com> writes:
> > There is an internationalized version of troff in Plan-9, as described
> > here (this paper was typeset by that verison of troff too):
> > http://www.cs.bell-labs.com/sys/doc/utf.ps
> > http://www.cs.bell-labs.com/sys/doc/utf.pdf
> > http://www.cs.bell-labs.com/sys/doc/utf.html
> > Plan-9 source code is supposedly now somewhat freely redistributable.
> Internationalization of typesetting is more than a charset issue. I
> can't believe Plan-9 troff knows Japanese typesetting rules...
Indeed. Typesetting Japanese is a challenge.
However, is it really true that there has never been a version of
troff that handled Japanese? If so, what were the Japanese language
man pages I used to have on my old Sony NEWS machine written with?
Perry E. Metzger firstname.lastname@example.org