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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
switches.
--
Pali Rohár
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**Re: [groff] hyphen, minus sign and hyphen-minus**, *(continued)*
**Re: [groff] hyphen, minus sign and hyphen-minus**, *Deri James*, `2018/05/28`
**Re: [groff] hyphen, minus sign and hyphen-minus**, *Ralph Corderoy*, `2018/05/29`
**Re: [groff] hyphen, minus sign and hyphen-minus**, *Ingo Schwarze*, `2018/05/27`
**Re: [groff] hyphen, minus sign and hyphen-minus**, *Pali Rohár*, `2018/05/27`
**Re: [groff] hyphen, minus sign and hyphen-minus**, *Ingo Schwarze*, `2018/05/27`
**Re: [groff] hyphen, minus sign and hyphen-minus**, *Pali Rohár*, `2018/05/28`
**Re: [groff] hyphen, minus sign and hyphen-minus**, *Pali Rohár*, `2018/05/28`
**Re: [groff] hyphen, minus sign and hyphen-minus**, *Pali Rohár*, `2018/05/28`
**Re: [groff] hyphen, minus sign and hyphen-minus**, *Mike Bianchi*, `2018/05/28`
**Re: [groff] hyphen, minus sign and hyphen-minus**, *Pali Rohár*, `2018/05/28`
**Re: [groff] hyphen, minus sign and hyphen-minus**,
*Pali Rohár* **<=**
**Re: [groff] hyphen, minus sign and hyphen-minus**, *Ingo Schwarze*, `2018/05/28`