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Re: [BUG] italics run past where they should

From: Alejandro Colomar
Subject: Re: [BUG] italics run past where they should
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2022 12:49:11 +0200
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On 7/21/22 12:46, Alejandro Colomar wrote:

On 7/21/22 11:25, G. Branden Robinson wrote:
Hi Alex,

At 2022-07-20T16:58:34+0200, Alejandro Colomar wrote:
I'm not sure if this is a groff(1) bug, or less(1), or who knows...

 From your description I suspect a bug either in less(1) or your terminal

Yup, I also had that feeling, but the only invariable thing in my experiments is groff(1). However, I considered the possibility that a slightly imperfect ordering in escape sequences might be interpreted correctly normally, but incorrectly after the search does some highlighting... Or that the combination of escape sequences used by less(1) an groff(1) might be incompatible with eachother?

I generalized the reproduction of the bug:

In any line with alternate highlighting .BI, seraching for a _whole_ italics word will trigger the bug.

And I just reproduced the other side of the bug:

seraching for a whole bold string will make the following italics text not be italics any more.

Alejandro Colomar

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