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diff --git a/man/curs_extend.3x b/man/curs_extend.3x
index 9a52f93080f4..77960c8d436b 100644
--- a/man/curs_extend.3x
+++ b/man/curs_extend.3x
@@ -1,5 +1,5 @@
-.\" Copyright (c) 1999-2006,2010 Free Software Foundation, Inc. *
+.\" Copyright (c) 1999-2016,2018 Free Software Foundation, Inc. *
.\" *
.\" Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a *
.\" copy of this software and associated documentation files (the *
@@ -28,7 +28,7 @@
.\" Author: Thomas E. Dickey 1999-on
-.\" $Id: curs_extend.3x,v 1.19 2010/12/04 18:36:44 tom Exp $
+.\" $Id: curs_extend.3x,v 1.22 2018/07/28 21:34:06 tom Exp $
.TH curs_extend 3X ""
@@ -43,14 +43,14 @@
These functions are extensions to the curses library
which do not fit easily into other categories.
+.SS curses_version
-.I curses_version()
+Use \fBcurses_version\fP
to get the version number, including patch level of the library, e.g.,
.B 5.0.19991023
+.SS use_extended_names
-.I use_extended_names()
+The \fBuse_extended_names\fP
function controls whether the calling application
is able to use user-defined or nonstandard names
which may be compiled into the terminfo
@@ -60,9 +60,18 @@ is made by using the \fB\-x\fP option of \fB@TIC@\fP to compile
extended terminal definitions.
However you can disable this feature
to ensure compatibility with other implementations of curses.
+\fBcurses_version\fP returns a pointer to static memory; you should not free
+this in your application.
+\fBuse_extended_names\fP returns the previous state, allowing you to
+save this and restore it.
-These routines are specific to ncurses. They were not supported on
-Version 7, BSD or System V implementations. It is recommended that
+These routines are specific to ncurses.
+They were not supported on
+Version 7, BSD or System V implementations.
+It is recommended that
any code depending on them be conditioned using NCURSES_VERSION.