Re: (dsssl) Double-dash sign and TeX backend

Subject: Re: (dsssl) Double-dash sign and TeX backend
From: Tammy Fox <tfox@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2001 23:30:23 -0400
On Mon, Oct 08, 2001 at 06:44:32PM +0200, Samuel Tardieu wrote:
> I just wrote the FAQ for the fr.comp.lang.ada newsgroup using DocBook
> (<URL: which allows me to offer it in a
> variety of formats.
> However, I have a problem with Ada comments. Those comments are led by a
> double-dash sign such as:
>   A := 3;    -- Assigns the value 3 to the A variable
> Using the TeX backend with DSSSL renders it as in TeX, that is a longer
> dash. Is there a way to get the right result both in HTML and in TeX? A
> possible solution would be to render '-' as '{-}'. Is this doable with
> a customization stylesheet or do I have to patch the DSSSL modular print
> stylesheet or even openjade?
> Thanks in advance. I am using openjade 1.3.1 and modular stylesheets 1.73.

I was having this same problem and posted to this list a while back.
Tim Waugh patched the Red Hat openjade package to fix this problem. 
If you are using Red Hat or a RPM compatible distro, you
can try openjade 1.3-17 from the Red Hat Rawhide. Then, &mdash;
shows up as a long dash and -- shows up as two small dashes.

Hope this helps,

 DSSSList info and archive:

Current Thread