I've pushed my new version of man. I'm posting this as "not resolved" because I need support: your tests! And comments, advice, etc.
Some specific points:
- There's an extensive comment on the regexp converting HTML to text. I see two approaches: strip it before install, like Aleksej does in tazpkg; or move the comment into a README. What do you think?
- There's a line declaring several variables as local. I've let it for now, but I don't see its point (bash gives an error when local is used out of a function; ash doesn't complain but the command seems to have no effect). You're welcome to enlighten me!