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RE: [OT?] Man pages - Nevermind

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Colin Watson [mailto:cjwatson@debian.org]
>Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2003 1:20 AM
>To: debian-mentors@lists.debian.org
>Subject: Re: [OT?] Man pages
>On Wed, Feb 12, 2003 at 06:52:37PM -0800, Barry deFreese wrote:
>> Not sure if this is the proper forum for this question but I'll ask 
>> anywhoo. I am trying to write some man pages and am experiencing some 
>> wierdness.  I pulled down the man mini-HOWTO from LDP and it says to try 
>> to use the font macros instead of the direct font operators.  However, I 
>> have made a man page for printtool and if I use . BI which should be 
>> bold italics, I get bold underline.
>That's correct, you can't get italics in plain text. Try looking at the
>PostScript output (-Tps) and you'll see italics.
>(.BI is alternating bold and italics rather than bold and italics
>simultaneously. I'm not sure from your post whether you knew that.)
>Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]


Thanks for the reply.  Yes, I did know that .BI is alternating bold and
Italics, sorry but thanks for checking on me!

I have actually figured out my problem, it's all about positions.  In a
couple of cases I didn't have a space between the macro operator and the
first argument and in others I was just plain using them incorrectly.

Thanks again!!

Barry deFreese
NTS Technology Services Manager
Nike Team Sports

"Technology doesn't make you less stupid; it just makes you stupid faster."
Jerry Gregoire - Former CIO at Dell

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