[Dctrl-tools-devel] Bug#557964: dctrl-tools: Man page examples use quotes instead of apostrophes and backticks

Gerfried Fuchs rhonda at deb.at
Mon Dec 14 08:09:14 UTC 2009

* Gerfried Fuchs <rhonda at deb.at> [2009-12-14 09:03:01 CET]:
>  Am totally with you on this, the fix though isn't obvious. While
> escaping the dashes works to make them real dashes and this also seems
> to work with the backticks from my test, from a quick test I am not able
> to produce real apostrophs. Escaping them turns them into this:
> % grep-status -P -e ´apt|dpkg´
>  ... which isn't any better from a copy&paste approach.

 A quick digging around in e.g. /etc/groff/man.local inspired me to give
this one a try which actually works: \N'39' - this will get rendered
into a proper apostrophe. It though is highly inconvenient and really
hope that there is a different posibility. :/

 Just a quick followup. :)

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