Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 433242
backticks are converted to left quotes (can't search for ` in man page)
Last modified: 2008-02-17 19:18:34 EST
If a ` (0x60 = ASCII grave accent) appears in a man page (e.g.
/usr/share/man/man1/perlop.1.gz), it is converted into a ‘(0xE2 0x80 0x98 =
U+2018 = Unicode left single quotation mark).
This means I can't search for backticks in man pages.
Is there any way to fix this? (The obvious alternative is U+0060 = grave
accent, but apparently this is a spacing character, and I'm not sure what effect
that would have.)
spacing sounds like exactly what I want
(non-spacing means it doesn't advance the cursor)
According to groff_char(7), it should \[ga] (= grave accent), but I've also read
\' is the way to get one.
Will do some more digging. Sounds like this will end up being a bug against
Not a bug. See bug 433243.