GROTTY

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
FILES
BUGS
SEE ALSO

NAME

grotty − groff driver for typewriter-like devices

SYNOPSIS

grotty [ −hfbuodBUv ] [ −Fdir ] [ files... ]

DESCRIPTION

grotty translates the output of GNU troff into a form suitable for typewriter-like devices. Normally grotty should invoked by using the groff command with a −Tascii or −Tlatin1 option. If no files are given, grotty will read the standard input. A filename of will also cause grotty to read the standard input. Output is written to the standard output.

Normally grotty prints a bold character c using the sequence ‘c BACKSPACE c’ and a italic character c by the sequence ‘_ BACKSPACE c’. These sequences can be displayed on a terminal by piping through ul(1). Pagers such as more(1) or less(1) are also able to display these sequences. Use either −B or −U when piping into less(1); use −b when piping into more(1). There is no need to filter the output through col(1) since grotty never outputs reverse line feeds.

The font description file may contain a command

internalname n

where n is a decimal integer. If the 01 bit in n is set, then the font will be treated as an italic font; if the 02 bit is set, then it will be treated as a bold font. The code field in the font description field gives the code which will be used to output the character. This code can also be used in the \N escape sequence in troff.

OPTIONS

−Fdir

Search the directory dir/devname for font and device description files; name is the name of the device, usually ascii or latin1.

−h

Use horizontal tabs in the output. Tabs are assumed to be set every 8 columns.

−f

Use form feeds in the output. A form feed will be output at the end of each page that has no output on its last line.

−b

Suppress the use of overstriking for bold characters.

−u

Suppress the use of underlining for italic characters.

−B

Use only overstriking for bold-italic characters.

−U

Use only underlining for bold-italic characters.

−o

Suppress overstriking (other than for bold or underlined characters).

−d

Ignore all \D commands. Without this grotty will render \D’l...’ commands that have at least at least one zero argument (and so are either horizontal or vertical) using , | and + characters.

−v

Print the version number.

FILES

/usr/lib/groff/font/devascii/DESC

Device description file for ascii device.

/usr/lib/groff/font/devascii/ F

Font description file for font F of ascii device.

/usr/lib/groff/font/devlatin1/DESC

Device description file for latin1 device.

/usr/lib/groff/font/devlatin1/ F

Font description file for font F of latin1 device.

/usr/lib/groff/tmac/tmac.tty

Macros for use with grotty.

/usr/lib/groff/tmac/tmac.tty-char

Additional klugey character definitions for use with grotty.

BUGS

grotty is intended only for simple documents.

There is no support for fractional horizontal or vertical motions.

There is no support for \D commands other than horizontal and vertical lines.

Characters above the first line (ie with a vertical position of 0) cannot be printed.

SEE ALSO

groff(1), troff(1), groff_out(5), groff_font(5), groff_char(7), ul(1), more(1), less(1)