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Re: How to use the "mom" '.FT' macro with a period?

From: Peter Schaffter
Subject: Re: How to use the "mom" '.FT' macro with a period?
Date: Sat, 9 Apr 2022 14:36:29 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.9.4 (2018-02-28)

Steve --

On Sat, Apr 09, 2022, Steve Ross via wrote:
> When using the "mom" macro of `.FT' instead of escape sequences,
> I would like to end a sentence with a Roman font
> .FT I
> period
> .FT R
> .br
> How would I do that?

Place \& before the period:

  .FT I
  .FT R

\& is a zero-width, non-printing character whose most usual use-case
is to prevent groff from interpreting a period at the beginning of
an input line as a control character.

Peter Schaffter

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