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[Groff] Re: grap-1.36 clip and logscale patch

From: Ted Faber
Subject: [Groff] Re: grap-1.36 clip and logscale patch
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2006 20:48:37 -0800
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Thanks for the close reading of the examples file.

On Fri, Mar 10, 2006 at 08:13:48AM +0100, Werner LEMBERG wrote:
> > If you get a chance, have a look at
> >
> > unless I hear very bad news from you or my bug reporter, I'm going to
> > roll this out in the next few days.
> . Pages 16, 36, 38, 41, and 51 of show bad formatting of
>   the source code -- it sticks out to the right.  I've just skimmed
>   quickly through the document, so I may have missed something.

Fixed.  I had a \ in the display that was not escaped, so the lines

> . Page 41 also shows ugly spacing.  Maybe you should use \: to insert
>   zero-width break points into the URLs.

I changed font to italics and it looks much better.

> . Another thing which makes me wonder is the vertical axis label on
>   e.g. page 5.  I can't see any reason why there is such a big gap
>   between the label and the graph compared to the very similar source
>   code (w.r.t. labels) on page 6.  It seems that the default tick
>   strings start with a lot of whitespace, but this is just a wild
>   guess.

These were just bad values for left and right modifiers to the label
statements.  I don't know why they were so bad, but I walked through and
fixed them.  It was particularly striking on those two because the font
change messed things up some.

> . On page 21 you should say
>     $y prime = ...$
>   instead of
>     $y sup prime = ...$
>   to get a correctly scaled prime glyph.

Indeed, much better.

I'll send another note when I've rolled the new tarball.

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