NetBSD Problem Report #39547

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Subject: doc2html can't handle font changes using \f
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>Number:         39547
>Category:       misc
>Synopsis:       doc2html can't handle font changes using \f
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    misc-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sun Sep 14 20:50:00 +0000 2008
>Originator:     Alan Barrett
>Release:        NetBSD 4.99.72
Not much
System: NetBSD 4.99.72
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386
	The process used to generate HTML man pages does not
	properly handle man pages whose source includes explicit font
	changes, using \fB \fR \fI \fP and similar escape sequences.

        Look at a man page such as
        src/gnu/dist/binutils/binutils/doc/addr2line.1.  Observe that it
        uses many \f sequences to change fonts.

        Look at the corresponding HTML output, in
        /usr/share/man/html1/addr2line.html.  Observe that the bold and
        italic fonts are implemented using backspacing and overstriking,
        as would be appropriate for regular man pages, instead of using
        ... and ... tags as would be appropriate for HTML.


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