4.1 Fonts and Faces

Fonts used by roff are handled by WoMan as faces, the details of which are customizable. See Faces. WoMan supports both the italic and bold fonts normally used in man pages, together with a single face to represent all unknown fonts (which are occasionally used in “non-standard” man pages, usually to represent a “typewriter” font) and a face to indicate additional symbols introduced by WoMan. This currently means the characters ^ and _ used to indicate super- and sub-scripts, which are not displayed well by WoMan.