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Re: [Groff] UTP: Chapter 10 is finished

From: Meg McRoberts
Subject: Re: [Groff] UTP: Chapter 10 is finished
Date: Sun, 30 Jun 2002 11:00:19 -0700 (PDT)

--- Jon Snader <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 30, 2002 at 02:30:46AM -0700, Meg McRoberts wrote:

> I agree.  I went to some trouble to make sure the UTP macros don't
> generate errors.  Sometimes they may be unavoidable, but to the
> extent we can, I think the typesetting should not generate errors.

Okay, so for my editing, the first thing I'll do is clean up any
errors reported by groff.  Sound like a plan?
> >One of the errors is a .H alone on a line -- I need to
> > check the utp/ms macros to be sure but with mm I know what that
> > is.  The other one must be an ms-specific issue related to .in --
> > I expect I'll figure it out when I read the doc...
> > 
> This presumably is to change to the Helvetica font.  That's not
> an -ms macro and I didn't put it in the UTP macros.  If we need
> it, let's put it in utp.mac rather than have everyone implementing
> their own.  If everyone agrees, I'll update utp.mac and send it to
> Larry.  Let me know.

Why do we need to be specifying fontsets in the text like this?
I suppose Helvetica is fairly safe, but I've had a lot of problems
over the years with special fonts being built into a postscript file.
Someone with a different set of fonts in their printer tries to
take the postscript file and ends up with a mess.

So what about .in?  The other error is something about ".in can't
be negative."  The code in question is something like:

        .in +10
        blah blah blah
        .in 0

The error is applied to the line with ".in 0" in it.  I changed
this to be .in +3n/.in -3n and it got rid of the error message,
although I suspect I need to play with the values -- 3 ens is not
10 spaces, which I suspect is what was intended...


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