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From: "Anthony J. Bentley" <anthony@anjbe.name>
To: tech@mandoc.bsd.lv
Subject: table borders don't span entire width
Date: Fri, 08 Feb 2019 14:43:45 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <29630.1549662225@desktop.ajb.soy> (raw)

Hi,

In response to a mailing list question I tried out an example from
The Awk Programming Language. The tbl(7) source it generates looks
in part like this:

.TS
center;
n n n n.
_	_	_	_
2173	77.1	13765	53.6
=	=	=	=
.TE

groff creates solid lines as in the book:

                   ---------------------------
                   2173   77.1   13765   53.6
                   ---------------------------

But mandoc breaks the lines between cells:

                          ----   ----   -----   ----
                          2173   77.1   13765   53.6
                          ====   ====   =====   ====

Side note: while using = for the double line is an improvement over
groff, in UTF-8 the double line is output with U+2501. Wouldn't U+2550
be more appropriate? The typeset output displays a double line, not a
heavy line.

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             reply	other threads:[~2019-02-08 21:43 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-02-08 21:43 Anthony J. Bentley [this message]
2019-02-08 22:02 ` Ingo Schwarze
2019-02-08 22:39   ` Ingo Schwarze
2019-02-08 23:18     ` Anthony J. Bentley
2019-02-09 16:55       ` Ingo Schwarze
2019-02-09 21:06   ` Ingo Schwarze

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