.ta 2.7cR .tc . Text [TAB]
and it gets printed as:
Text ......... (up to 2.7c)
I'd like to have a en-space inserted between each dot, so it gets optically more light-weight:
Text . . . . . . (up to 2.7c)
One solution is to create your a character as a composite using the .char request. For instance, in the code above,
.char \[sp.] \h'1n'. .ta 2.7cR .tc \[sp.] Text [TAB]
Which would result in each "." being preceded by a 1-en space (though not followed by one, so you might need to fill in at the right somehow).
Or you could try somethng more complicated:
.char \[sp.sp] \h'0.5n'.\h'0.5n' .ta 2.7cR .tc \[sp.sp] Text [TAB]
Which would both precede and follow "." with a 1/2-en space.
Try both of these (and other variants) with
to see how you like them!
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