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Re: [Groff] Re: Readability of troff documents

From: Ted Harding
Subject: Re: [Groff] Re: Readability of troff documents
Date: Sun, 25 May 2003 09:34:20 +0100 (BST)

On 25-May-03 Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
> On Friday, 23 May 2003 at 12:54:36 +0300, Giorgos Magos wrote:
>>> Agreed!! This was a question I remember discussing with
>>> Werner a long time ago! There are several useful
>>> candidates for an extended "ligature" set, such as
>>>   ``  ''   for opening and closing quotes --  ---  for en
>>>   and em dashes (as in the current thread)
>> At least `' seems to work for single quotes, which is quite
>> nice.
> `` and '' work for me, too.  I expect this is an artefact of the
> character spacing, so there's a good chance it won't work with all
> fonts.

Correct. It wil look fine in Times Roman, for instance, since two
successive left (or right) quotes look almost exactly like a left (or
right) double quote. But it won't look right in Courier!


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Date: 25-May-03                                       Time: 09:34:20
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