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[bug #60731] undocumented difference in .ce behavior between groff and t

From: Dave
Subject: [bug #60731] undocumented difference in .ce behavior between groff and traditional troff
Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2023 12:26:47 -0400 (EDT)

Follow-up Comment #7, bug #60731 (project groff):

[comment #0 original submission:]
> The Texinfo manual says .ce centers text "without filling" ...
> On the other hand, the description of .ce in section 4.2 of
> CSTR #54 does not mention filling,

My second statement above is misleading: while strictly true that CSTR#54's
.ce description does not mention "filling" by that name, it does say "A break
occurs after each of the N input lines," which clearly communicates that no
filling is done.  (Bjarni set me straight on this with his latest comment over
in bug #46914.)

Thus the first statement above is groff's rewording of this longstanding
principle.  As there's no controversy over any troff's filling behavior within
a .ce block, this is an academic point regarding this bug, but I want to set
the record straight, and/or scold my past self for the misreading.


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