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Re: [groff] hyphen, minus sign and hyphen-minus

From: Pali Rohár
Subject: Re: [groff] hyphen, minus sign and hyphen-minus
Date: Mon, 28 May 2018 16:28:51 +0200
User-agent: NeoMutt/20170113 (1.7.2)

On Sunday 27 May 2018 21:58:07 Ingo Schwarze wrote:
> > So usage of mathematical minus sign (\-) is recommended as 0x2D
> > character for describing command line options in manpage?
> Unfortunately, yes, that is the consensus regarding best practice,
> for want of a better alternative.

Ok, and the remaining question, how to type mathematical minus sign in
manual page if \- is used for 0x2D? Probably it is no so common, but in
some cases it makes sense to express negative numbers which are not
command line switches. As HTML, PDF, PS and DVI outputs can show
different glyph for mathematical minus sign and other command line

Pali Rohár

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