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More stuff for groff

Windows 32

Here two ports using the gcc compiler and other GNU tools:

. Cygwin:

  Look for a convenient mirror site in

  At any of those mirrors, groff can be found in the directory

. Kees Zeelenberg <>:

  This port includes recent versions of grap and deroff.


Binaries for Eli Zaretskii's port using the djgpp compiler are available

and its mirrors; for installation details please read `arch/djgpp/README'.
This port also runs on Windows 32 systems, except Windows 2000.


An implementation of Kernighan & Bentley's grap language for typesetting
graphs.  Written by Ted Faber <>.  The actual version
can be found at

A djgpp port which runs on dos and most Windows 32 systems (Windows 95,
Windows 98, Windows NT) done by Kees Zeelenberg <>
is available from

It is intended to be used with the djgpp port of groff.

A Windows 32 port is included in the groff package available from


This utility program can convert plot graphics to either pic or gremlin
files.  It has been written by Richard Murphey <>
and Daniel Senderowicz <> (who has added the gremlin
driver).  The actual version can be found as


From the web page:

  troffcvt is a translator that turns troff input into a form that can be
  more easily processed.  The troffcvt distribution comes with
  postprocessors that turn troffcvt into various destination formats such
  as HTML (Hypertext Markup Language), RTF (Rich Text Format) or plain

Note that you need a lot of additional packages to compile troffcvt;
everything is available from


From the README file:

  Unroff is a Scheme-based, programmable, extensible troff translator with
  a back-end for the Hypertext Markup Language.  Unroff is free software
  and is distributed both as source and as precompiled binaries.

You need als Elk, the Scheme based Extension Language Kit, which is
available from


Deroff removes roff constructs from documents for the purpose of indexing,
spell checking etc.

Michael Haardt's <> implementation is a little smarter
than traditional implementations, because it knows about certain -man and
-mm macros.  It is able to generate a word list for spell checking tools
or omit headers for sentence analysis tools.  It can further generate
cpp-style #line lines.

Version 1.6 compiled with DJGPP (for MS-DOS and all Windows 32 systems,
i.e. Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT) is available from

and its mirrors.

A Windows 32 port of version 1.8 is available from

David Frey <> has also written a deroff implementation
for Debian; it is available from


. Ralph Corderoy's excellent page on troff:

  There are links for virtually everything related to troff.

. Dr. Robert Hermann's groff gems are available from

  At present there are examples for

  o creating business cards
  o using groff to make large format posters for presentations

. Robert Marks's collection of useful macros and scripts is available from


  o `polish': Is a sed (= the Unix stream editor) script that does many
    things to ASCII text.  Amongst other things, it breaks lines at new
    sentences, reduces upper-case acronyms by one point size, adds
    diacriticals, changes simple quotes into smart quotes, and makes a few
    simple grammar checks.  The best way to see what it does is to run it
    as a sed script file (or files) on a text file and then compare the
    output file with the original.

  o `DropCaps' is a troff script which replaces the initial letters of
    paragraphs immediately after H1 and H2 headings with drop-capitals of
    specified point size, and automatically flows the text around the new
    drop cap.

  o `AJM Header' is a set of troff macros used in production of the
    Australian Journal of Management.  They use the Memorandum Macros (mm)
    of AT&T, and so should be invoked with the UNIX troff -mm flag; they
    should also work with the GNU troff -mm flag.

. Thomas Baruchel <> has developed Meta-tbl, a tbl
  postprocessor to manipulate table cells (like adding gray shades).  The
  latest version can be found at

. gpresent, written by Bob Diertens <>.  From the README

    gpresent is a package for making presentation with groff and acroread.
    It consist of a set of macros to be used with groff and a post-processor
    for manipulating the PostScript output of groff.  Without the use of the
    PAUSE macro, it can also be used for making slides.
  It is available from


Many documents related to the original versions of troff, ditroff, pic,
and others can be accessed from the following web pages: