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From: Wookey <wookey@aleph1.co.uk>
To: Peter Toft <pto@sslug.dk>
Cc: DocBook Mailing List <docbook-tools-discuss@sourceware.cygnus.com>
Subject: Re: <screen>-- </screen>
Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2001 07:53:00 -0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <Marcel-1.50-0223152854-c72h+Ty@chewy.aleph1.co.uk> (raw)
Message-ID: <20010223075300.ovQq6PTfcsxDsVeEHZ0dPnmj-Ywgwm4SZmYvesO2a3c@z> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0102222041230.8007-100000@pto.sslug>

On Thu 22 Feb, Peter Toft wrote:
> I asked about this a year ago, and nobody really could
> help me - here goes again:
> 
> Using -- in a screen gives an irritating problem in PS
> og PDF-output; look at this one
> 
> <screen>
> d--x--x--x DIR1
> dr-xr-xr-x DIR2
> </screen>
> 
> The output looks in HTML like this (fine)
> d--x--x--x DIR1
> dr-xr-xr-x DIR2
> 
> However PS/PDF sees two consequtive minus-signs as a
> long minus, i.e.
> 
> d-x-x-x DIR1
> dr-xr-xr-x DIR2
> 
> 
> It really looks stupid for directory-listings- can I
> use a trick to get out of this situation - or trick
> pdfjadetex to not combine two minus-signs?

Does using &dash;&dash; not work in this context? that's what I used when I
noticed this problem (in exactly the same sort of text, of course). Mine are
inside <literallayout> tags rather than <screen> but I'd hope that wouldn't
matter.

Wookey
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  parent reply	other threads:[~2001-02-23  7:53 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 17+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2001-12-19 22:49 Peter Toft
2001-02-22 13:07 ` Peter Toft
2001-12-19 22:49 ` Tim Waugh
2001-02-22 14:07   ` Tim Waugh
2001-12-19 22:49 ` Norman Walsh
2001-02-23 12:59   ` Norman Walsh
2001-02-24  5:46   ` Sebastian Rahtz
2001-02-24 14:02     ` Peter Toft
2001-02-24 15:56       ` Tim Waugh
2001-02-25  8:02         ` Sebastian Rahtz
2001-02-28 14:27         ` Peter Toft
2001-03-01  1:19           ` Tim Waugh
2001-03-01  7:38           ` Sebastian Rahtz
2001-12-19 22:49   ` Peter Toft
2001-02-23 14:25     ` Peter Toft
2001-12-19 22:49 ` Wookey [this message]
2001-02-23  7:53   ` Wookey

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