The Texinfo export back-end by default converts description lists in the Org file using the default command ‘@table’, which results in a table with two columns. To change this behavior, specify ‘:table-type’ with ‘ftable’ or ‘vtable’ attributes. For more information, see (texinfo)Two-column Tables.
The Texinfo export back-end by default also applies a text highlight
based on the defaults stored in
To override the default highlight command, specify another one with
the ‘:indic’ attribute.
Org syntax is limited to one entry per list item. Nevertheless, the Texinfo export back-end can split that entry according to any text provided through the ‘:sep’ attribute. Each part then becomes a new entry in the first column of the table.
The following example illustrates all the attributes above:
#+ATTR_TEXINFO: :table-type vtable :sep , :indic asis - foo, bar :: This is the common text for variables foo and bar.
@vtable @asis @item foo @itemx bar This is the common text for variables foo and bar. @end table