[Tugindia] [OT] Groff v/s LaTeX

Somendra M Bhattacharjee somen at iopb.res.in
Sat Mar 1 13:14:38 CET 2003

> Are  `groff' and  `LaTeX'  serve  the same  purpose  with almost  same
> capability? 

Yes almost.  In the 80's many physics journals used "roff" for their
publications and even accepted "compuscripts" from authors for production.
It handles, equations, references and can also handle user-defined macros
via appropriate pre- and post-processors.
Standard "man" pages use "roff".
zcat /usr/share/man/man7/groff.7.gz|groff -man|gv - &

will show you the man page for groff(7) as a ps file.  
(location for the page may be different). 
More info available in the man pages for nroff, troff and groff.


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