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Re: The `^L' appeared in built-in help.

From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: The `^L' appeared in built-in help.
Date: Tue, 06 Jul 2021 04:51:13 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Hongyi Zhao wrote:

> I noticed so many `^L' appeared in Emacs' built-in help.
> According to the ascii document shown below, this should
> mean '\f' (form feed):
> $ man ascii | grep ' L$'
>        014   12    0C    FF  '\f' (form feed)        114   76    4C    L
> But I also noticed that this control character is not used
> evenly throughout the document.
> Any hints for this phenomenon?

This was discussed here not long ago! See if you can grep the
archives! [1]

They are used to delimit



M-x insert-char RET FORM FEED (FF) RET


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