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Re: [Groff] Strange gxditview behavior

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: [Groff] Strange gxditview behavior
Date: Fri, 09 Feb 2001 19:37:24 +0100 (CET)

From: Larry Kollar <address@hidden>
Subject: [Groff] Strange gxditview behavior
Date: Thu, 8 Feb 2001 22:40:47 -0500

> Groff-1.16.1 compiled without a hitch; all software installs
> should be so smooth. :-)  I only run into trouble when using
> gxditview. Using the command:
>       groff -stp -mm -X
> Brings up gxditview, but the output is horrid. Pages break in
> weird places, fonts change size spontaneously, most tables are
> foobar, and forget about the pics. I get much better results
> using:
>       groff -stp -mm -TX75
> But in both cases, the "thumbs" in scroll bars look terribly
> eroded, and it spits up a blank first page that shouldn't be
> there. My first thought was an endian problem, but I have no
> idea of what to look for in the code.

What about

  groff -stp -mm -Tps -X

This gives linebreaks as in PS output.

> On a completely different note, who's maintaining the manual
> nowadays?

I'm also maintaining groff.texinfo (but currently have no time to
improve it).

> Is anyone trying to convert it to groff? (It seems a bit strange
> that one would write a groff manual in texedit.)

You mean texinfo, don't you?

Well, *all* documentation for GNU programs should be in texinfo format
(this was a religious decision, I think).

IIRC, someone has even written a texinfo to groff converter...


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