Subject: Re: Translated manual pages
To: Masao Uebayashi <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/28/2002 22:27:52
Masao Uebayashi <> writes:
> > There is an internationalized version of troff in Plan-9, as described
> > here (this paper was typeset by that verison of troff too):
> > 
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> > 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