bugGNU roff - Bugs: bug #43637, tbl: doublebox rendering in nroff


bug #43637: tbl: doublebox rendering in nroff

Submitter:  Anthony J. Bentley <anthonyjbentley>
Submitted:  Wed 19 Nov 2014 01:28:21 PM UTC
Category:  Preprocessor tbl Severity:  1 - Wish
Item Group:  Feature change Status:  Confirmed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open Planned Release:  None
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Wed 19 Nov 2014 05:25:29 PM UTC, comment #1: 

If somebody implements this for groff, i will follow with mandoc.

Ingo Schwarze <schwarze>
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Wed 19 Nov 2014 01:28:21 PM UTC, original submission:  

Consider the following:

center doublebox;
c | c, c | c.
foo1    foo2
bar     baz

It is rendered like so with nroff:

                          │foo1 │ foo2 │
                          │bar  │ baz  │

Or in -Tascii:

                          |foo1 | foo2 |
                          |bar  | baz  |

It would make more sense to render it as (in Unicode):

                          ║foo1 │ foo2 ║
                          ║bar  │ baz  ║

and (in ASCII):

                          |foo1 | foo2 |
                          |bar  | baz  |

These are closer to the typeset output and look nicer in a terminal.

Anthony J. Bentley <anthonyjbentley>


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2018-02-16 schwarze CategoryNone Preprocessor tbl
        Severity3 - Normal 1 - Wish
        Item GroupNone Feature change
        StatusNone Confirmed

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