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[bug #58958] undocumented (or just broken) inability of .char to map to

From: Bjarni Ingi Gislason
Subject: [bug #58958] undocumented (or just broken) inability of .char to map to \:
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2022 17:43:28 -0400 (EDT)

Follow-up Comment #5, bug #58958 (project groff):

In comment #3, the '-z' should have been '-Z'.

  The "test-nroff" script is the same as the "nroff" script,
but uses "test-groff" instead of "groff" (bug #55941).

  I now look at the space before the end of the output line to be a bug
in the processing of the escape sequence '\:' in such a position.

  The escape sequence '\:' is not a (graphic) character in the most
common meaning.

  It might be described as an instruction (to format a typeset

  The term for such "characters" (an element in a set) is "format
effectors".  Unicode has a category named "format characters" (Cf) for


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