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bug #24049: [mm] signature (SG) under MT 5 (external letter)

Submitted by:  Werner LEMBERG <wl>
Submitted on:  Tue 12 Aug 2008 05:02:27 PM UTC  
Category:  Macro - mm Severity:  2 - Minor
Item Group:  Incorrect behaviour Status:  Confirmed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open Planned Release:  None

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Wed 14 Apr 2021 07:36:29 AM UTC, comment #1: 

[Mike Bianchi asked (http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/groff/2021-02/msg00077.html) who maintains the mm macros, implying it's not him (although he didn't respond to a direct query about this (http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/groff/2021-04/msg00019.html)).  Thus I'm unassigning this mm bug.]

Dave <barx>
Project Member
Tue 12 Aug 2008 05:02:27 PM UTC, original submission:  

.\" $Id: m.tmac,v 2.24 2004/03/10 06:11:26 wlemb Exp $

Problem (or possibly several interesting features) with formatting of author(s) signature lines under MT 5 (external letter) of the mm macros.

single author, one argurment
get lead dashes at left margin "--" in signature line
.AU "John 1 Rupley"
.SG gives:
        --                            John 1 Rupley

two authors, each with reference data (2 or more args)
reference data at left margin has arg 2 replicated:  "jar2/jar2"
.AU "John 1 Rupley" "jar1"
.AU "John 2 Rupley" "jar2" "Biosci." "Biochem. Mol. Biophys."
.SG gives
John 1 Rupley

Biosci.-Biochem. Mol. Biophys.-jar2/jar2 John 2 Rupley


To demonstrate the above, run the attached file through troff -mm and grops.  The file is configured to show the result of the first example above.  For other examples, reset the ".ig" -- ".." pairs.

Problem is in the macro "let*mt-sign" of m.tmac.

One possible revision of this macro is given on line 73ff of the attached file.  Delete the ".ig" at line 74 to test it.

Werner LEMBERG <wl>
Project Administrator


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Attach Files:

Attached Files
file #16285:  test-sig.mm added by wl (4KiB - text/x-troff-mm)


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    Follow 10 latest changes.

    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2021-06-04 barx Carbon-CopyRemoved 93119 => -
    2021-06-04 barx Summarymm macros -- signature (SG) under MT 5 (external letter) => [mm] signature (SG) under MT 5 (external letter)
    2021-04-14 barx Carbon-CopyRemoved 93119 => -
    2021-04-14 barx Assigned tombianchi => None
    2018-02-16 schwarze CategoryNone => Macro - mm
        Severity3 - Normal => 2 - Minor
        Item GroupNone => Incorrect behaviour
        StatusNone => Confirmed
    2008-08-12 wl Attached File- => Added test-sig.mm, #16285
        Carbon-Copy- => Added john rupley <rupley@u.arizona.edu>

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