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Re: [Nmh-workers] manpage table help

From: Ken Hornstein
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] manpage table help
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2013 21:49:01 -0500

Wow, 3 very good replies in less than 10 minutes; thanks everyone!

>    \w'/rnd/phyl/Mail/EP

Ok ... so I guess /rnd/phyl/Mail/EP was the MH home directory of someone
at RAND 30+ years ago?  And it's been just sitting around in the man
pages ever since? :-)  I think that's what was confusing to me the most
out of everything in there.

>> Also ... why, exactly, do we use \- instead of -?
>Because \- is a true minus sign in the current font whereas - is a
>    $ printf '1-2\n.br\n1\-2\n' | nroff | grep . 1‐2 1−2 $

Ah, I see ... you get "-" producing U+2010 where \- makes U+2212.  I see
that's what happens on my MacOS X system as well.  Thanks!


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