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Re: mm(7) DT string and super/subscripts (was: troff Memorandum Macros d

From: Nate Bargmann
Subject: Re: mm(7) DT string and super/subscripts (was: troff Memorandum Macros documentation derived from the paper "MM - Memorandum Macros")
Date: Mon, 9 Aug 2021 14:38:20 -0500

* On 2021 09 Aug 10:05 -0500, G. Branden Robinson wrote:
> It's interesting to me that the following two are not equivalent.
>       foo\v'-.5'\s-4bar\s0\v'.5'
>       foo\u\s-4bar\s0\d
> Our use of the term "half-line motion" might require some clarification.

I see the file in Git HEAD now states:

       \u     Move upward ½ vee (½ line in nroff).

May I ask what a 'vee' is as I don't see it defined in that page.

Is it related to this:

              v         Vertical line space in basic units

If so, then it might be useful to add '(vee)' at the end of the

If nothing else, you made me read the page more closely!  :-O

Please do understand that I am still learning.  Most of my TROFF work so
far as been cargo cult!

- Nate


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