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Re: [Groff] Table cell vertical align

From: Ted Harding
Subject: Re: [Groff] Table cell vertical align
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2012 18:43:22 +0100 (BST)

On 11-Sep-2012 16:22:38 James K. Lowden wrote:
> On Tue, 11 Sep 2012 12:06:29 +0200
> Tadziu Hoffmann <address@hidden> wrote:
>>   \^;\^
> Weaving two threads, my copy of the tbl man page says, 
>       If  a  data  line consists of only `_' or `=', a single or
>       double line, respectively, is drawn across the table at that
>       point; if a single item in  a data line consists of only `_' or
>       `=', then that item is replaced by a single or double line,
>       joining its neighbours.   
> Somebody evidently slipped that "u" into neighbor while the Americans
> were otherwise occupied.  
> --jkl

That may have been James Clarke, who was *creating* groff in
the late 1980s in the UK. He would not have been happy with a
variant spelling such as "neighbor". He would not have 'slipped
that "u" into neghbour' -- he would have been setting it up himself!

However, my then (1991) installation of groff is no longer
accessible, so I can't check directly.

Anyone know?

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Date: 11-Sep-2012  Time: 18:43:15
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