While investigating Asciidoc's quoting in this thread , I noticed that my system man pages don't display Asciidoc double quoted text correctly.
 http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.version-control.git/211533 For example in git-fast-import(1): Here <name> is the person’s display name (for example `Com M Itter'') and `<email> is the person’s email address (`c...@example.com''). `LT and GT are the literal less-than (\x3c) and greater-than (\x3e) symbols. It turns out that Gentoo installs the man pages from git-core on Google code, and the error can be seen in the "source" there .  http://code.google.com/p/git-manpages/source/browse/man1/git-fast-import.1#379 When I generate man pages here, I get paired quotes (\u201C and \u201D): Here <name> is the person’s display name (for example “Com M Itter”) and <email> is the person’s email address (“c...@example.com”). LT and GT are the literal less-than (\x3c) and greater-than (\x3e) symbol I can't see any configuration option that could cause this difference, so I assume it must be caused by some particular tool version on the machine used to generate these man pages. If the output is a side-effect of avoiding non-ASCII characters, is is useful to do something like this (with appropriate Makefile support)? diff --git a/Documentation/asciidoc.conf b/Documentation/asciidoc.conf index 1273a85..6655ec7 100644 --- a/Documentation/asciidoc.conf +++ b/Documentation/asciidoc.conf @@ -89,6 +89,16 @@ template::[header-declarations] endif::backend-docbook endif::doctype-manpage +ifdef::doctype-manpage +ifdef::git-asciidoc-man-ascii +[attributes] +lsquo=' +rsquo=' +ldquo=" +rdquo=" +endif::git-asciidoc-man-ascii +endif::doctype-manpage + ifdef::backend-xhtml11 [attributes] git-relative-html-prefix= -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html