CVS log for mandoc/mandoc_char.7

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Current tag: VERSION_1_13_2


Revision 1.56 / (download) - annotate - [select for diffs], Thu Dec 26 17:23:42 2013 UTC (7 years, 7 months ago) by schwarze
Branch: MAIN
CVS Tags: VERSION_1_13_2, VERSION_1_13_1, VERSION_1_12_4, VERSION_1_12_3, VERSION_1_12
Changes since 1.55: +22 -22 lines
Diff to previous 1.55 (colored)

Rework the documentation of Spaces, using the Ossanna/Kernighan/Ritter
Heirloom Nroff/Troff User's Manual at the authoritative reference.
Part of our text was outright wrong.

Also, refrain from advertising the paddable non-breaking space `\~'
in the DESCRIPTION, for three reasons:  For nroff mode, -Tascii, and
fixed width fonts in general, it makes no difference, so keep the
discussion simple.  Compared to `\ ', '\~' is of questionable portability.
And if you want to keep words together, it is also more usual that you
don't want padding to intervene either.

Finally, drop the `\c' escape sequence (interrupt text processing)
which is not a special character but an input processing instruction
akin to the \<newline> escape sequence.

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