Subject: misc/23398: hyphens appears as spaces in the X11 manual pages
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 11/09/2003 18:43:43
>Number:         23398
>Category:       misc
>Synopsis:       hyphens appears as spaces in the X11 manual pages
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    misc-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          doc-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sun Nov 09 18:44:00 UTC 2003
>Originator:     Igor Sobrado
>Release:        NetBSD 1.6.1
University of Oviedo
Problem is not related with the kernel itself; manual pages are
the standard ones provided with the NetBSD 1.6.1/i386 cdrom.
A discussion started on a previous PR (misc/23278) provides all
the information required to understand and fix this bug.  In short,
manual pages provided with XFree86 use spaces instead of hyphens (-)
for hyphenation.
The problem can be easily observed in most (all?) X11 manual pages.
Greg A. Woods provides a full description of the problem and how
it can be fixed in an unrelated PR (misc/23278).  A fine and detailed
description of this issue was provided by Greg on that PR.

I want to acknowledge Greg for the detailed description of this problem,
and Thomas Klausner for fixing the previous bug and closing that PR.