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Re: Proposed: an eqn keyword change: gfont -> gifont

From: Douglas McIlroy
Subject: Re: Proposed: an eqn keyword change: gfont -> gifont
Date: Sat, 8 Apr 2023 09:53:37 -0400

The proposal is clean and well defended.

Perfecting tweaks for the proposed man page:

1. Delete the parenthesized remark about boldface. At best it is TMI,
at worst, condescending.

2. To parallel the phrase "to be set in italic", delete "type" from
"to be set in roman type".

3. Delete the last sentence from the main paragraph. This complicated
statement (check that adverbial participial phrase with a quintuple
noun, "groff font selection escape sequences") offers little return on
a reader's effort to understand it..One can figure the lesson out for
oneself when needed.

4. Shorten the sentence about compatibility to

        gfont f
            Synonym for gifont f


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