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Re: [Groff] Misplaced glyphs

From: Ali Gholami Rudi
Subject: Re: [Groff] Misplaced glyphs
Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2012 23:05:05 +0330
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Werner LEMBERG <address@hidden> wrote:
> > But what about \(rn and \(br?  The glyphs don't fit well but in
> > groff they do.  See the table and text box in my previous mail to
> > see how the original troff renders it.  How does groff do it?
> In groff, \[ul], \[rn], and \[br] are not real characters.  Instead,
> they are defined with drawing requests.  From ps.tmac (dvi.tmac and
> the other driver macro files contain very similar code):
>   .\" This is designed so that \(ul, \(rn and \(br form corners.
>   .char \[ul] \v'.25m'\D'l .5m 0'\v'-.25m'
>   .char \[br] \Z'\v'.25m'\D'l 0 -1m''
>   .char \[rn] \v'-.75m'\D'l .5m 0'\v'.75m'

I see.  Then probably the closest solution in the original troff is
using charlib characters, as it does not support .char macro.  Anyway,
thanks for the helpful answer.


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