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[bug #51362] [PATCH]: Add a synonym for the font "CW"

From: Ingo Schwarze
Subject: [bug #51362] [PATCH]: Add a synonym for the font "CW"
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2020 10:11:25 -0400 (EDT)
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Follow-up Comment #4, bug #51362 (project groff):

The bad practice of requesting \f(CW or .ft CW in man(7) pages is widespread
enough that mandoc(1) has been supporting it for backward compatibility for
many years.  In practice, \f(CW is clearly used more often than the more
logical \f(CR (which mandoc also supports, but nor for such a long time). 
That said, your point seems fair to me that there is nothing wrong with
warning authors about this particular kind of bad practice.

Support for \f[C] is clearly not needed.  I don't recall encountering that in
a manual page at all, ever.


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