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index 31a453565059..ba793ec3319a 100644
--- a/man/curs_print.3x
+++ b/man/curs_print.3x
@@ -1,5 +1,5 @@
.\"***************************************************************************
-.\" Copyright (c) 1998-2006,2010 Free Software Foundation, Inc. *
+.\" Copyright (c) 1998-2017,2018 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 *
@@ -26,7 +26,7 @@
.\" authorization. *
.\"***************************************************************************
.\"
-.\" $Id: curs_print.3x,v 1.10 2010/12/04 18:40:45 tom Exp $
+.\" $Id: curs_print.3x,v 1.13 2018/07/28 21:34:56 tom Exp $
.TH curs_print 3X ""
.SH NAME
\fBmcprint\fR \- ship binary data to printer
@@ -39,16 +39,19 @@ This function uses the \fBmc5p\fR or \fBmc4\fR and \fBmc5\fR capabilities,
if they are present, to ship given data to a printer attached to the terminal.
.PP
Note that the \fBmcprint\fR code has no way to do flow control with the printer
-or to know how much buffering it has. Your application is responsible for
+or to know how much buffering it has.
+Your application is responsible for
keeping the rate of writes to the printer below its continuous throughput rate
-(typically about half of its nominal cps rating). Dot-matrix printers and
+(typically about half of its nominal cps rating).
+Dot-matrix printers and
6-page-per-minute lasers can typically handle 80cps, so a good conservative
rule of thumb is to sleep for a second after shipping each 80-character line.
.
.SH RETURN VALUE
The \fBmcprint\fR function returns \fBERR\fR if the write operation aborted
-for some reason. In this case, errno will contain either an error associated
-with \fBwrite(2)\fR or one of the following:
+for some reason.
+In this case, errno will contain either an error associated
+with \fBwrite\fP(2) or one of the following:
.TP 5
ENODEV
Capabilities for printer redirection do not exist.
@@ -65,4 +68,4 @@ in SVr4 curses, 4.4BSD curses, or any other previous version of curses.
Padding in the \fBmc5p\fR, \fBmc4\fR and \fBmc5\fR capabilities will not be
interpreted.
.SH SEE ALSO
-\fBcurses\fR(3X)\fR
+\fBcurses\fR(3X)