Joel VanderWerf wrote:
>   h[k] = k.gsub(/(\t )(?=\t )/, "  ").sub(/\t/, bullet)

a little more robust:

   h[k] = k.gsub(/(\t ?)(?=\t)/, "  ").sub(/\t/, bullet)

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