* \l with negative (leftward) length broken
@ 2022-09-25 16:18 наб
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is rendered as
(i.e. to the right margin) by all mandocs I have in -Tutf8
and as absolutely nothing in -Thtml.
Conversely, groff renders it as underlined zupsko in all modes.
The mandoc output is the same if the width is -3n;
again, groff renders it as zups\b_k\b_o\b_.
does nothing on mandoc, instead of correctly underlining the whole line.
In the final case I'm happy to say that mandoc is straight-up broken,
since that /exact/ spelling I encountered in 4BSD tty(4), which uses
.ie t \\$1\l'|0\(ul'
to delineate subheadings (McKusick's The CSRG Archives CD#1,
(an equivalent macro appears in the troff user's manual;
but not in the pages themselves).
The same appears in fsck(8) and and at increasing frequency in manuals
up to 4.3BSD; \l with negative (leftward) distance doesn't seem to've
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