Hyphen used as minus sign in manpage
I: mat: hyphen-used-as-minus-sign usr/share/man/man1/mat-gui.1.gz:74 N: N: This manual page seems to contain a hyphen where a minus sign was N: intended. By default, "-" chars are interpreted as hyphens (U+2010) by N: groff, not as minus signs (U+002D). Since options to programs use minus N: signs (U+002D), this means for example in UTF-8 locales that you cannot N: cut and paste options, nor search for them easily. The Debian groff N: package currently forces "-" to be interpreted as a minus sign due to N: the number of manual pages with this problem, but this is a N: Debian-specific modification and hopefully eventually can be removed. N: N: "-" must be escaped ("\-") to be interpreted as minus. If you really N: intend a hyphen (normally you don't), write it as "\(hy" to emphasise N: that fact. See groff(7) and especially groff_char(7) for details, and N: also the thread starting with N: http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2003/debian-devel-200303/msg01481.html N: N: If you use some tool that converts your documentation to groff format, N: this tag may indicate a bug in the tool. Some tools convert dashes of N: any kind to hyphens. The safe way of converting dashes is to convert N: them to "\-". N: N: Because this error can occur very often, Lintian shows only the first 10 N: occurrences for each man page and give the number of suppressed N: occurrences. If you want to see all warnings, run Lintian with the N: -d/--debug option. N: N: Refer to /usr/share/doc/groff-base/README.Debian and the groff_char(7) N: manual page for details.
(from redmine: created on 2014-01-29, closed on 2014-02-17)