RFR: JDK-8077992 Eliminate JDK build dependency of native2ascii and update Japanese nroff man pages to UTF-8 encoding
Magnus Ihse Bursie
magnus.ihse.bursie at oracle.com
Fri Apr 17 13:09:17 UTC 2015
From bug report: "Proposal has been made to remove "native2ascii" tool
It was identified that JDK9 uses "native2ascii" itself to convert
Japanese nroff man pages to various encodings (Linux: UTF-8, Solaris:
UTF-8, PCK/SJIS) from eucJP source. [...] Since the supported Solaris
and Linux OS releases now support UTF-8 locales by default, we should
just deliver UTF-8 encoded nroff man pages and eliminate the conversion
Michael Fang has supplied a patch that converts the man pages to UTF8.
My fix here will need that patch applied to the jdk repo to work. I'll
not supply it in the webrev though, it's large and hardly readable. It
is attached to the bug report.
Note that the removal of the sed expression is safe since the VERSION
tag is long gone.
Magnus, Head Director of Good Riddance Dept.
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