If you look at the manpages source (for example, the
manpages/inline.xsl file), youâll notice thatâs the way boldfacing
of similar elements is handled.
Thanks for the hint, but I already found that. The cited code is from
another project, which had broken manpages now. I already suggested your
code to avoid the broken manpage output ;) I was just wondering, why the
using this worked, but using <xsl:text>\fB</xsl:text> did not. I just
oversaw, that you used the unicode code to represent the backslash in
the mode="bold" template, which explains the difference.