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

From: Ralph Corderoy
Subject: Re: [Groff] inconsistency between .R and \*R in man.tmac
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2001 11:27:32 +0000


> > It seems clear `registered' is the Bell Labs/System V way, but what
> > initially invented the other interpretation that you'd prefer to
> > keep?
> I don't know.  I've actually never seen *any* manpage macros (not
> even the groff ones) that implement ".R" for "roman".

I've just found this in groff.

    % awk '/^\.de R$/,/^\.\./' tmac/man.ultrix
    .de R
    .ft R
    .ul 0

Anyone know the history or got access to an Ultrix system to see what
the original man macros there define?  It pre-dates CVS.



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