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Re: [Groff] Escaping in Groff

From: Cedric Sodhi
Subject: Re: [Groff] Escaping in Groff
Date: Sat, 1 Sep 2012 17:51:50 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

Hi Clarke, thanks for your reply, but this is in fact not knew to me. If
you read [1] you'll see that the problem is about passing a single
string to a macro if that string contains spaces.

On Sat, Sep 01, 2012 at 09:44:53AM -0600, Clarke Echols wrote:
> On 09/01/2012 09:12 AM, Cedric Sodhi wrote:
> > Hello, I wanted to bring up a problem that I had mentioned a while ago
> > [1] but to which I've found not satisfactory solution, whatsoever, yet.
> > How does Escaping actually work in Groff? Is what I said in [1] true and
> > there is in fact no consistent method and rather, quotes cannot be
> > escaped like one would do in C? I refer you to [1] in which I described
> > my problem. Thank you in advance.
> >
> > [1]
> >
> >
> I went to Google and searched "groff escape quotes", and found the
> answer in the groff(7) man page:
> The escaped double quote \" introduces a comment. Otherwise, it is not 
> special. Groff provides a printable representation with the \(dq escape 
> sequence.
> Clarke

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