The ms macro package has a flexible footnote system. You can specify either numbered footnotes or symbolic footnotes (that is, using a marker such as a dagger symbol).
Specifies the location of a numbered footnote marker in the text.
Specifies the text of the footnote. The default action is to create a
numbered footnote; you can create a symbolic footnote by specifying a
mark glyph (such as
\[dg] for the dagger glyph) in the body
text and as an argument to the
FS macro, followed by the text of
the footnote and the
You can control how
groff prints footnote numbers by changing the
value of the
FF register. See ms Document Control Registers.
Footnotes can be safely used within keeps and displays, but you should
avoid using numbered footnotes within floating keeps. You can set a
\** marker between a
\** and its corresponding
.FS entry; as long as each
FS macro occurs after
\** and the occurrences of
.FS are in
the same order as the corresponding occurrences of