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Re: [Groff] Attaching a string to the beginning of each line?

From: Ralph Corderoy
Subject: Re: [Groff] Attaching a string to the beginning of each line?
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 15:15:07 +0000


> > Basically what I'm looking for is something like a filled indent:
> > normally an indent just has spaces on the left, but I want >
> > characters.
> This is not possible currently (well, maybe it is, but a macro
> solution would be rather fragile I believe).  From troff's TODO list:
>   A line prefix request to make e.g. French quotation possible:
>     He said: >> blablablabla
>     >> blablabla blabla  bla
>     >> blabla blabla bla bla
>     >> bla bla bla blablabla
>     >> blabla. <<
> Email quotations are the same from a typographical point of view.
> Perhaps you can `abuse' margin characters to implement a hack (using
> properly defined margin characters `>',  `> >', `> > >', etc.).

I wondered if you could divert the paragraph using the current line
length less \w'> > '.  See how tall the diversion is.  Shove out that
many `> > ' and the contents of the diversion.

But I've never played around with that side of things.


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