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backslash-period escape does not work

From: Jan Vcelak
Subject: backslash-period escape does not work
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2011 20:09:29 +0100
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The backslash-period escape sequence in groff doesn't work as described in 

Manual page:
\.     An uninterpreted dot (period), even at start of line.

Minimal reproducer:
$ groff -wmac -Tascii <<< '\.foo'
<standard input>:1: warning: macro `foo' not defined

Original report in Fedora:

I'm attaching a proposed patch. But I suppose there is a better way of fixing 
it. This looks a little bit like a workaround. It is just the easiest way with 
the least modifications of the code.


Jan Včelák
Base Operating Systems Brno
Red Hat Inc.

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