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Re: [Groff] inconsistency between .R and \*R in man.tmac

From: Clarke Echols
Subject: Re: [Groff] inconsistency between .R and \*R in man.tmac
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2001 18:38:40 -0700

Why not use

.ft R

or more properly,

.ft 1

which gives the same result with NO macro required???

AT&T Unix never had a .R macro defined that I ever saw...  Certainly
not in the man macros.


Bernd Warken wrote:
> groff_man(7) states
>        .R [text]
>               Causes text to appear in roman font.  If no text is
>               present on the line where the macro is called, then
>               the  text  of the next line appears in roman.  This
>               is the default font to which text  is  returned  at
>               the end of processing of the other macros.
>        \*R    The `registered' sign.
> As macros and strings share the same name space this isn't consistent.
> The tmac source implements the string variant.  man(7) does not have
> either of them.
> Maybe the documentation of .R should just removed from groff_man(7).
> That's not too great a loss because the funtionality of .R can be
> achieved by calling .RI with a single argument:
> .RI "This is all in roman font."
> Bernd Warken
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