Fixed width font display broken on man web page

Bug #1743203 reported by Amir Plivatsky on 2018-01-14
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Bug Description

In the online man page for link-parser at manpages.ubuntu.com, the diagram is shown in variable font, which makes it distorted.
However, man2html of the manual source file produces HTML that shows it in fixed width - as needed.

See: http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/artful/man1/link-parser.1.html

As a maintainer of link-grammar, I would like to fix that. If this is not a bug in the Ubuntu man page repository man-to-HTML generator, I would like to make the needed fix to the manual source file.

Please advise.

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Changed in ubuntu-manpage-repository:
assignee: nobody → David Britton (davidpbritton)
status: New → In Progress
Changed in ubuntu-manpage-repository:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Joshua Powers (powersj) wrote :

Man pages were deployed last night and after a refresh the page shows fixed width font.

Changed in ubuntu-manpage-repository:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Amir Plivatsky (amirpli) wrote :

> Man pages were deployed last night and after a refresh the page shows fixed width font.

Could you please post a link to it?
In the link I provided it is still not a fixed font.

Joshua Powers (powersj) wrote :

You may need to force refresh the page (Ctrl-F5). I have also attached a screenshot.

Amir Plivatsky (amirpli) wrote :

Thanks - just now I forced a refresh using ALT-refresh (before that I did only a regular refresh...). The diagram now is indeed in a fixed font.

However, the rest of this manpage (and all others too) is in a fixed font too (I am not sure how it was before).
It was better if only the sections marked as fixed font would be rendered with fixed font.
For a good HTML rendering (only the diagram and terminal input/output examples are in fixed font) please see:
https://www.mankier.com/1/link-parser

BTW, the link-parser.1 manpage for 18.04 now has another bug - lines too long (other 18.04 manuals don't have this bug). Should I open a separate bug report on that?

Joshua Powers (powersj) wrote :

> lines too long

Those will be fixed as pages get regenerated per bug 1774718

> the rest of this manpage (and all others too) is in a fixed font too

We went with the decision to make the entire page fixed font to look
more like a terminal and make the text look consistent rather than odd
spacing that the previous style showed.

Changed in ubuntu-manpage-repository:
assignee: David Britton (davidpbritton) → nobody
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