[fpc-pascal] Documentation strangeness

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Sat Apr 3 18:10:58 CEST 2010

On Sat, 3 Apr 2010, Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:

> On 3 April 2010 17:33, John Coppens <john at jcoppens.com> wrote:
>> I was using the Pascal reference manual, and found that 'fi' was replaced
>> by some strange character... Modifiers came out as Modi???ers etc. This
>> seems to have happened all over the document at:
> Clearly the export as HTML from LaTeX doesn't support the 'fi'
> ligature. The 'f' and 'i' becomes one character. The actual LaTeX
> documentation  (*.tex) files has it as 'f' and 'i', so there is no
> need for fixing the documentation - it's just the HTML export that is
> buggy.
> Here is an example of what should have happened.
>   http://sayamindu.randomink.org/conv_guide/ch01s02.html

I am aware of the ligature problem; The main problem is that it requires
re-configuration of tex4ht to fix it. I did it once, maybe an update 
destroyed this work :/

The good news is that the PDF documentation is correct, and
is still - as it always been - the preferred format.


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