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[groff] 01/09: groff_char(7): Fix error regarding \(en.

From: G. Branden Robinson
Subject: [groff] 01/09: groff_char(7): Fix error regarding \(en.
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2020 09:25:06 -0400 (EDT)

gbranden pushed a commit to branch master
in repository groff.

commit 038c3024faf4bbe631fba0df87e2a6ffa8ab6aaf
Author: G. Branden Robinson <>
AuthorDate: Tue Sep 1 23:46:03 2020 +1000

    groff_char(7): Fix error regarding \(en.
    AT&T troff did _not_ support an en-dash escape.  It is not shown in
    either version of CSTR #54, though the rendering of the 1992 revision I
    have (with a real AT&T Death Star logo), confuses the issue by
    spuriously showing an escape character before the input example for the
    hyphen.  (If you interpret the table literally, \- produces distinct
    hyphen and minus glyphs.)
    Also, fix missing word and a spurious plural.
    Add ChangeLog entry referencing Savannah ticket closed by recent glyph
    description updates.
 ChangeLog            |  6 ++++++
 man/ | 11 ++++-------
 2 files changed, 10 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)

diff --git a/ChangeLog b/ChangeLog
index 4d69e4b..7689e13 100644
--- a/ChangeLog
+++ b/ChangeLog
@@ -1,5 +1,11 @@
 2020-09-01  G. Branden Robinson <>
+       * man/ Revise glyph descriptions.
+       Fixes <>.
+2020-09-01  G. Branden Robinson <>
        * tmac/tty.tmac: Define fallback glyphs for Bell Systems logo
        {non-breaking adjustable space} and radical extension and square
        root extension (both non-printing input breaks) to suppress
diff --git a/man/ b/man/
index 0a3b320..bac054a 100644
--- a/man/
+++ b/man/
@@ -242,7 +242,7 @@ standards.
 It is this character set and
 (with some noteworthy exceptions)
-the corresponding repertoire for which AT&T
+the corresponding glyph repertoire for which AT&T
 .I troff
 was implemented.
@@ -397,11 +397,8 @@ if you find it helps the clarity of the source document).
 .I troff
-supported en- and em-dashes as
-.B \[rs](en
-.B \[rs](em
+supported em-dashes as
+.BR \[rs](em .
@@ -425,7 +422,7 @@ and to double both characters for double quotes.
 .I troff
-defined no special characters for quotation marks or apostrophes.
+defined no special characters for quotation marks or the apostrophe.
 Note that repeated single quotes

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