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Re: [Groff] : ASCII Minus Sign in man Pages

From: Doug McIlroy
Subject: Re: [Groff] : ASCII Minus Sign in man Pages
Date: Mon, 01 May 2017 22:06:38 -0400
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Originally \(pl and \(mi came from a fixed font (S) while + and \-
came from the current font. As I understand your comment, groff
has reversed this troff convention. Additionally groff interprets - as
a compromise HYPHEN-MINUS.

man groff_char, however, tells the original state of affairs.  What is
one to believe?


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