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Re: PSD, SMM and USD manuals [was: Re: Shell tutorial added]
> | Heirloom troff doesn't complain at all *and* gets the job done.
> Sorry, never heard of that one, what is it? What's it's availability
> and licensing? That is, is that something that might be better for NetBSD
> than groff, or is it something commercial and totally irrelevant?
See here. It's basically OpenSolaris's troff with some improvements. It
doesn't have as many drivers as groff (no HTML or PDF output) but it can use
OTF fonts and supports UTF-8. There's only one unessential program written in
C++ which may be safely left uninstalled so it's fit to replace groff in base.
IMHO it's much better, too.
> As long as groff is the in-tree formatter, that's most likely what we
> need to have work.
Yeah, I guess NetBSD is stuck with groff, or so it seems.
> I have converted a bunch of my own stuff from real troff (either the
> original, or ditroff) to groff in the past, so maybe I can help with
> that, but I am certainly no groff expert (I'm more likely to do things
> in original troff style, and just force groff to handle it, than do it
> the blessed groff "improved" way).
It's great to hear that. Knowing how to force groff do anything it doesn't
want to will be essential, especially in the case of USD:21 as mentioned
> | "Troff User's Manual" in particular is impossible for groff to handle.
> Since that is one of the ones I personally miss most (I'm finding I
> need to rely on old printed copies when I need *roff assistance) I
> might try starting with that one...
Drop me a line if you decide to go for it. I can send you the file I have
from last year as a reference. I can't reproduce it yet but I'm getting
close. I believe it looks pretty much as it should.
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