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Re: [Groff] UTP - time to jumpstart it

From: Alejandro López-Valencia
Subject: Re: [Groff] UTP - time to jumpstart it
Date: Sun, 25 Aug 2002 06:12:06 -0500

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On Saturday, August 24, 2002 2:03 PM, Ralph Corderoy <address@hidden>

> App. G isn't formatted right because I didn't know how to obtain a
> paragraph with an out-dented first line, e.g.
>     Kochan, Steven G. and Patrick H. Wood.  Exploring the UNIX System,
>         Hasbrouck Heights, NJ:  Hayden Book Co., 1984.  A
> comprehensive         introduction to the UNIX system.  (371 pp.)
> It could well be there's an -ms way to do this, and it isn't a -mutp
> thing.

The ms thing is .XP

> No, please don't do this.  If it's a book on troff then let's use
> troff to write it.  HTML output would be nice, but comes after decent
> PostScript, and therefore PDF, IMHO.  And we should stick to -Thtml
> and report back the problems to see what Gaius and Werner think the
> solution should be.  That benefits groff too by driving onwards -Thtml
> development.

On PDF, I have been thinking about the possibility of integrating Kees van
der Laan's PDF macros into ms (and mm). These macros allow setting up pdf
file metadata and hyperlinking, although the latter would perhaps be better
managed by somehow recycling the markup used by the html backend.

For those interested, these macros are included in van der Laan's win32 port
of groff 1.17.2 available at

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