[Dctrl-tools-devel] Bug#557964: Question about groff \`

Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho antti-juhani at kaijanaho.fi
Mon Dec 14 14:16:58 UTC 2009


I noticed the following comment from you in the bug log for #184603:

"Yes, this matches the instructions for the use of \` in groff(7)."

where "this" appears to mean that \` should be used when a backtick is meant.
But that manpage says:

       \`     The grave accent `; same as \(ga.  Unescaped: left quote, backquote
              (ASCII 0x60).

which, to me, seems to indicate that an *unescaped* ` is the correct way to
produce a backtick.

Can you please clarify?

(This is related to Debian bug #557964.)

Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho, Jyväskylä, Finland

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