RFR: JDK-8077992 Eliminate JDK build dependency of native2ascii and update Japanese nroff man pages to UTF-8 encoding
mandy.chung at oracle.com
Fri Apr 17 13:52:37 UTC 2015
On 4/17/2015 6:09 AM, Magnus Ihse Bursie wrote:
> From bug report: "Proposal has been made to remove "native2ascii" tool
> from JDK9.
> 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 process. "
> 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.
> Bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8077992
The build change looks good to me. Thanks for doing this.
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