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[groff] 04/16: groff_char(7): Fix content and style nits.

From: G. Branden Robinson
Subject: [groff] 04/16: groff_char(7): Fix content and style nits.
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2022 23:59:13 -0400 (EDT)

gbranden pushed a commit to branch master
in repository groff.

commit 12437b61d36b297947adfb4a926a2e600145dcf2
Author: G. Branden Robinson <>
AuthorDate: Tue Jun 7 02:52:18 2022 -0500

    groff_char(7): Fix content and style nits.
    * It isn't just macro call processing that treats " specially.
    * Use active voice and be more specific.
 man/ | 11 +++++++++--
 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/man/ b/man/
index 9d863104..ca3979af 100644
--- a/man/
+++ b/man/
@@ -302,9 +302,9 @@ they replace.
 The first,
 the neutral double quote,
 is a partial exception because it does represent itself,
-but since it is also used by
+but since the
 .I roff
-systems to quote macro arguments,
+language also uses it to quote macro arguments,
 .I groff
 supports a special character escape sequence as an alternative form so
 that the glyph can be easily included in macro arguments without
@@ -312,6 +312,13 @@ requiring the user to master the quoting rules that AT&T
 .I troff
 required in that context.
+(Some requests,
+.BR ds ,
+also treat
+.B \[dq]
 not all of the special character escape sequences are portable to AT&T
 .I troff

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