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Re: [Groff] ms macro and PO (left margin)

From: Jorgen Grahn
Subject: Re: [Groff] ms macro and PO (left margin)
Date: Thu, 8 May 2003 20:32:05 +0200
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On Thu May  8 09:38:17 2003, address@hidden wrote:
> > This is a bug in -ms which was discussed here a while ago; Werner (I
> > think) provided a patch, but I guess it wasn't incorporated into the
> > source.
> Since I'm not a user of -ms I wanted feedback from the list which I
> didn't get (probably my mail has been missed by some of you).  I'm
> repeating my mail from February below -- perhaps this time I get a
> reaction from the groff audience :-)

OK, I had maybe half a dozen trivial -ms texts lying around with this
sequence at the top, before anything was rendered:

.nr PO 2i
.po \n(POu

I applied the patch to groff you posted, and tried removing the .po request.
The result was good: the exact same rendering for both -Tps and -Tlatin1.

...except for the document with a title page (.RP) -- that page got a
different indentation.

What's right and what's wrong?  I don't have the energy to try... oh, wait,
yes I have: ... Solaris' nroff will produce identical output with or without
that extra .po.

Anyway, I guess the patch is an improvement. From my point of view, at


  // Jörgen Grahn       "And then the design was ignored, and small children
\X/ <address@hidden>  with crayons were given the O'Reilly Perl books and
                         told to Create.  And lo, it was done."
                                                         -- Teo de H, in ASR

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