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[bug #61561] [grotty] 'sgr' device control command seems to simply not w

From: John Gardner
Subject: [bug #61561] [grotty] 'sgr' device control command seems to simply not work
Date: Thu, 25 Nov 2021 14:34:46 -0500 (EST)
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Follow-up Comment #2, bug #61561 (project groff):

> Rather than trying to fix this to allow dynamic update of mounted font
properties [...] I propose to simply rip out this device control command
> On a related but different subject, I want a better way to tell grotty to
use real italics so it's easier to make it the default

Not sure about you, but I see a perfect opportunity to put a currently-useless
bit of kruft to good use by repurposing it to toggle “real” italics,
Fraktur, dimmed text, strikeouts, and any other spiffy-looking but
fundamentally useless effect for terminals that happen to support such
nicer-looking effects:

\X'sgr: italics on'

\e[3m _Now THAT'S what I call emphasis_ \e[23m

\X'sgr: italics off'

I might be leaning too strongly on my expectations as a part-time Emacs user,
whose graphical mode brings out these pleasant-looking effects in text I'm
normally used to reading in very spartan settings.


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