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Re: [Groff] Nesting macro calls in mdoc

From: Colin Watson
Subject: Re: [Groff] Nesting macro calls in mdoc
Date: Sun, 24 Mar 2002 02:11:30 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.3.27i

On Sat, Mar 23, 2002 at 08:43:09AM +0100, Werner LEMBERG wrote:
> To be more specific, this is a bug (namely an omission) in the
> documentation.  The error message is also not really correct; it
> should be something like
>   Using a macro as first argument cancels effect of `.Ic'.
> since .Sq immediately resets the font.  So the macro call is wrong.
> To get "`?'" in a litaral font, you have to say
>   .Ic `?' .
> Note that the final dot is also printed in the literal font.
> BTW, using .Sq in .Ic doesn't make sense at all -- the quotes produced
> by .Sq have some `metaness', while .Ic represents something which has
> to be input literally.

Thanks. I've forwarded this to the maintainer of the package containing
the man page I was investigating.

Colin Watson                                  address@hidden

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