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[groff] 07/31: roff(7): Clarify a minor historical point.

From: G. Branden Robinson
Subject: [groff] 07/31: roff(7): Clarify a minor historical point.
Date: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 02:39:44 -0400 (EDT)

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commit 9c7b3cb381053e639ae995266efeffdcc59bd7d7
Author: G. Branden Robinson <>
AuthorDate: Thu Jul 22 05:48:05 2021 +1000

    roff(7): Clarify a minor historical point.
    One can argue about the semantics of "fonts" versus "styles" on
    teletypewriters, but one thing is clear: the C/A/T had a symbol font
    whereas the Teletype Model 37 did not (if you wanted the special
    non-ASCII character set, you had to embed SI and SO ASCII escapes in the
    input stream yourself[1]).  So recast a statement to be less arguable.
    [1] See the kbd(7) page from the First Edition Unix manual on page 13 of
 man/ | 3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/man/ b/man/
index 9eed538..518895a 100644
--- a/man/
+++ b/man/
@@ -416,7 +416,8 @@ phototypesetter,
 and with it came the necessity of expanding the capabilities of a
 .I roff
 system to cope with proportionally-spaced type,
-multiple point sizes and font styles.
+multiple point sizes,
+and a variety of fonts.
 Ossanna wrote a parallel implementation of
 .I nroff

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