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From: "G. Branden Robinson" <g.branden.robinson@gmail.com>
To: "Pali Rohár" <pali@kernel.org>
Cc: "Alejandro Colomar (man-pages)" <alx.manpages@gmail.com>,
	Michael Kerrisk <mtk.manpages@gmail.com>,
	linux-man@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] termios.3: Use bold style for Bnn and EXTn macro constants
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2021 09:04:22 +1000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20210729230421.lm65cjomqx6rezzl@localhost.localdomain> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210729172320.xhrbonoxisqioe3e@pali>

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At 2021-07-29T19:23:20+0200, Pali Rohár wrote:
> How do you prefer to format this part? \fBB0\fP, ..., \fBB9600\fP

I'd use the B or BR macro to set the literals, depending on whether they
are directly followed by something that should be in the roman style,
and I would definitely set the ellipsis in roman; when used as such,
it should never be set in bold or italics.  Use of the ellipsis in *roff
input requires some care, which is unfortunately often neglected.

.BR B0 ,
\&.\|.\|.\|,
.B 9600

(I dithered over inclusion of the thin space escape sequence \| between
the ellipsis and the comma.  I can see arguments either way, and a quick
Internet search does not suggest to me a strong wind in either
direction.  Since its presence or absence makes no difference for
terminal output, I expect most writers of man pages won't care.)

Regards,
Branden

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  reply	other threads:[~2021-07-29 23:04 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-07-25 22:54 [PATCH] termios.3: Use bold style for Bnn and EXTn macro constants Pali Rohár
2021-07-29 11:21 ` Alejandro Colomar (man-pages)
2021-07-29 17:23   ` Pali Rohár
2021-07-29 23:04     ` G. Branden Robinson [this message]
2021-07-29 23:41       ` Alejandro Colomar (man-pages)
2021-07-30  0:21         ` Pali Rohár
2021-07-30  0:53           ` G. Branden Robinson
2021-07-30 10:32 ` [PATCH v2] " Pali Rohár
2021-07-30 18:17   ` Alejandro Colomar (man-pages)

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