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From Lucien Gentis <>
Subject Re: HTML entities
Date Tue, 25 Sep 2018 15:08:51 GMT
Why don't we go UTF-8 ?

I tried it on my working copy, and it seems to work :

In short, I use Linux Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and my java version is 10.0.2, 
and my locale is fr_FR.UTF-8

I edit my XML files in UTF-8 with gvim editor.

First, I had to delete Xbootclasspath option of java command in 
file from the build tools in order to be able to build the doc with my 
java version.

Then, I replaced all occurence of "ISO-8859-1" by "UTF-8" in following 
files :


Yet, man pages are correctly generated, and there are no more HTML 
entities in html files.

UTF-8 could be used for all langages (some use it already - ja, tr)

Le 25/09/2018 à 10:10, Joe Orton a écrit :
> On Mon, Sep 24, 2018 at 08:45:02PM +0200, Christophe JAILLET wrote:
>> If java 9+, then have a look at
>> The issue with man pages is reported (with a possible work-around at the
>> end), as well as the output of entities in the generated files.
> I have Java 8 only (OpenJDK 1.8.0_181-b15).  Yes, the man pages are
> definitely unusable when composed entirely of HTML entities ;)
> What is expected in the manual/*.html.XX files, entities or ISO-8859-1
> characters?  AFAICT either should be fine, the ISO-8859-1 characters
> look correct to me everywhere I checked, and the HTML files have
> <meta content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1" http-equiv="Content-Type"
> />
> so I don't see why we can't use ISO-8859-1 characters there?
> Can we fudge to fail with Java 9 if that is what is breaking
> everything at the moment, and rely on people with Java 8 to regenerate
> the docs?
> Regards, Joe
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