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4.6.8 Legacy Features

groff ms retains some legacy features solely to support formatting of historical documents; contemporary ones should not use them because they can render poorly. See the groff_char(7) man page.

AT&T accent mark strings

AT&T ms defined accent mark strings as follows.

String: \*[']

Apply acute accent to subsequent glyph.

String: \*[`]

Apply grave accent to subsequent glyph.

String: \*[:]

Apply dieresis (umlaut) to subsequent glyph.

String: \*[^]

Apply circumflex accent to subsequent glyph.

String: \*[~]

Apply tilde accent to subsequent glyph.

String: \*[C]

Apply caron to subsequent glyph.

String: \*[,]

Apply cedilla to subsequent glyph.

Berkeley accent mark and glyph strings

Berkeley ms offered an AM macro; calling it redefined the AT&T accent mark strings (except for ‘\*C’), applied them to the preceding glyph, and defined additional strings, some for spacing glyphs.

Macro: .AM

Enable alternative accent mark and glyph-producing strings.

String: \*[']

Apply acute accent to preceding glyph.

String: \*[`]

Apply grave accent to preceding glyph.

String: \*[:]

Apply dieresis (umlaut) to preceding glyph.

String: \*[^]

Apply circumflex accent to preceding glyph.

String: \*[~]

Apply tilde accent to preceding glyph.

String: \*[,]

Apply cedilla to preceding glyph.

String: \*[/]

Apply stroke (slash) to preceding glyph.

String: \*[v]

Apply caron to preceding glyph.

String: \*[_]

Apply macron to preceding glyph.

String: \*[.]

Apply underdot to preceding glyph.

String: \*[o]

Apply ring accent to preceding glyph.

String: \*[?]

Interpolate inverted question mark.

String: \*[!]

Interpolate inverted exclamation mark.

String: \*[8]

Interpolate small letter sharp s.

String: \*[q]

Interpolate small letter o with hook accent (ogonek).

String: \*[3]

Interpolate small letter yogh.

String: \*[d-]

Interpolate small letter eth.

String: \*[D-]

Interpolate capital letter eth.

String: \*[th]

Interpolate small letter thorn.

String: \*[Th]

Interpolate capital letter thorn.

String: \*[ae]

Interpolate small ligature.

String: \*[Ae]

Interpolate capital ligature.

String: \*[oe]

Interpolate small oe ligature.

String: \*[OE]

Interpolate capital OE ligature.


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