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Re: terminal escapes in Info files?

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: terminal escapes in Info files?
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2003 14:01:41 -0500

      1) Older versions friendly,
      2) Future versions friendly.

    (1) is using ANSI escapes directly in Info files.  The benefit is,
    these files will still be displayed correctly by older versions of
    info when -R option is given (though I'm not sure about emacs.) 

it wont work in emacs.

    The downside is, Info becomes an intermediate format rather than
    a final one, always asking for an additional step in the browsers.
    Display will be totally screwed in older versions[1].

this is true for both #1 and #2.  both would need conversion
for emacs to display them.  both would need conversion to
display them properly in stand-alone info, on a non-ansi terminal.

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