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Re: [Groff] meaning of \[or] glyph

From: Ralph Corderoy
Subject: Re: [Groff] meaning of \[or] glyph
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 10:04:38 +0000

Hi Werner,

> What's the exact meaning of the \[or] glyph?
> I think it is the same as `|', indicating a bitwise OR operation in C
> code.  It is used to avoid syntactical side effects of `|' which also
> servers as an absolute position indicator.
> Is my interpretation correct?

I don't know.  But 7th Ed. version of troff has \(or with a width of 9
in the special font, ftS.c, but has `|' in ASCII 124's, commented `|',
position in most other font files, e.g. ftR.c, with a width of 2.


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