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Re: [Groff] underlining in nroff

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: [Groff] underlining in nroff
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 23:31:46 +0200 (CEST)

> Unix nroff doesn't use the ditroff language, only troff does; and
> troff interprets .ul and .cu identically as a request for italics.
> Ah, you're thinking about how to implement it in groff!  One
> approach would be to never underline italic spaces (which is what
> currently happens, right?) but to translate space to \(ul when in
> .cu mode.

At least `less' makes a difference between an underlined space and an
underscore (which can't be underlined in `less' at all), so this
doesn't work.

After checking the source code of grotty, I believe it is the cleanest
thing to ad a `x ...' command.


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