[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
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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