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Re: [Nmh-workers] manpage table help

From: Lyndon Nerenberg
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] manpage table help
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2013 18:35:09 -0800

On 2013-02-20, at 6:15 PM, Jon Steinhart wrote:

> You can just to .ta 1i 2i 3i for tabs at 1, 2, and 3
> inches and just eyeball things until it looks right to you.

That breaks horribly between nroff and troff output.  Or even within troffs, 
since two different systems might use different fonts and point sizes in their 
tmac.man implementations.

\w'xxx' is the correct way to do this.

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