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hp(1)									 hp(1)

       hp - handle special functions of HP2640 and HP2621-series terminals

       supports	 special  functions of the Hewlett-Packard HP 2640 and HP 2621
       series of terminals, with the primary  purpose  of  producing  accurate
       representations of most output.	A typical use is:

       Regardless  of  the  hardware  options on a given terminal, tries to do
       sensible things with underlining and reverse line-feeds.	 If the termi‐
       nal  has	 the  ``display	 enhancements'' feature, subscripts and super‐
       scripts can be indicated in distinct ways.  If it has the  ``mathemati‐
       cal-symbol''  feature,  Greek  and other special characters can be dis‐

       recognizes the following options:

	      Specify that your terminal has the ``display enhancements'' fea‐
			to make maximal use of the added display modes.	 Over‐
			struck characters are presented in the Underline mode.
			Superscripts  are  shown in Half-bright mode, and sub‐
			scripts in Half-bright, Underlined mode.  If this flag
			is  omitted,  assumes  that  your  terminal  lacks the
			``display enhancements'' feature.  In this  case,  all
			overstruck  characters,	 subscripts,  and superscripts
			are displayed in Inverse Video mode; that is, dark-on-
			light, rather than light-on-dark.

	      Request minimization of output by removing new-lines.
			Any contiguous sequence of 3 or more new-lines is con‐
			verted into a sequence of only 2 new-lines;  that  is,
			any  number  of successive blank lines produces only a
			single blank output line.  This allows you  to	retain
			more actual text on the screen.

       The representation of a line exceeds 1,024 characters.

       returns zero for normal termination, and 2 for all errors.

       An  ``overstriking  sequence''  is defined as a printing character fol‐
       lowed by a backspace followed by another printing character.   In  such
       sequences,  if  either  printing	 character is an underscore, the other
       printing character is shown underlined or in Inverse Video;  otherwise,
       only  the  first	 printing  character is shown (again, underlined or in
       Inverse Video).	Nothing special is done if a backspace is adjacent  to
       an  ASCII  control  character.	Sequences of control characters (e.g.,
       reverse line-feeds, backspaces) can make text ``disappear''; in partic‐
       ular,  tables  generated	 by  that contain vertical lines will often be
       missing the lines of text that contain the ``foot'' of a vertical line,
       unless the input to is piped through (see col(1)).

       Although some terminals do support numerical superscript characters, no
       attempt is made to display them.

       col(1), neqn(1), nroff(1), tbl(1).


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