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Re: A file suffix for troff's output.

From: Ralph Corderoy
Subject: Re: A file suffix for troff's output.
Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2023 18:37:52 +0100

Hi DJ,

> Since ditroff stands for “Device Independent troff”

It does.  It means the troff which doesn't have a device hard-coded
within it but can instead take -Tps, -Tutf8, etc.

The output of the device-independent troff is specific to the chosen -T
device.  Continuing to include the ‘independent’ as part of the name for
the output seems wrong.  It's the output of a DI troff but is not itself

> what about something like ‘dee-vie-roff’ or ‘di-vie-roff’ depending on
> how you pronounce “device”?

Those not in the know won't see a ‘v’ when looking at ‘ditroff’ so ‘vie’
won't feature in its pronunciation.

Cheers, Ralph.

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