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[groff] 03/04: tbl(1): Fix content and style nits.

From: G. Branden Robinson
Subject: [groff] 03/04: tbl(1): Fix content and style nits.
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2023 12:42:23 -0500 (EST)

gbranden pushed a commit to branch master
in repository groff.

commit ab2f4c9b46f19fb403914f23cf2cb05f3747e7a9
Author: G. Branden Robinson <>
AuthorDate: Wed Feb 15 10:15:05 2023 -0600

    tbl(1): Fix content and style nits.
    * Consistently refer to "roff dummy character" instead of "non-printing
      input token".
    * Fix missing space in phrase.
 src/preproc/tbl/ | 17 ++++++++++++-----
 1 file changed, 12 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

diff --git a/src/preproc/tbl/ b/src/preproc/tbl/
index ca49f14b9..c5819faa4 100644
--- a/src/preproc/tbl/
+++ b/src/preproc/tbl/
@@ -566,7 +566,9 @@ otherwise,
 .I @g@tbl
 centers the entry within the column.
-The non-printing input token
+.I roff
+dummy character
 .B \[rs]&
 in an entry marks the glyph preceding it
 (if any)
@@ -1005,7 +1007,8 @@ blocks.
 If you wish to visibly mark an empty table entry in the document source,
 populate it with the
 .B \[rs]&
-non-printing input token.
+.I roff
+dummy character.
 The table data are interrupted by a line consisting of the
 .B .T&
@@ -1123,7 +1126,9 @@ To use either
 .B =
 literally and alone in an entry,
-prefix or suffix it with the token
+prefix or suffix it with the
+.I roff
+dummy character
 .BR \[rs]& .
 To express
@@ -1159,7 +1164,9 @@ must be used
 the no-break control character is not recognized.
 To start the first table entry in a row with a dot,
-precede it with the token
+precede it with the
+.I roff
+dummy character
 .BR \[rs]& .
@@ -1586,7 +1593,7 @@ so the
 column modifier has no effect.
 On terminal devices
-.RI (\[lq] nroff mode\[rq]),
+.RI (\[lq] nroff\~ mode\[rq]),
 horizontal rules and box borders occupy a full vee of space;
 this amount is doubled for
 .B doublebox

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