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Re: [Groff] groff as a wiki langauge?

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: [Groff] groff as a wiki langauge?
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2008 07:33:10 +0200 (CEST)

> I googled but didn't find a wiki software using roff language. How
> do you think of this idea?

I think it's not a good idea.

  (1) You have to use a different syntax.  Such changes are always

  (2) groff can't handle, say, right-to-left languages at all.  It
      is software which is basically more than 30 years old.  While
      groff could be extended to handle this (and there are roff
      versions which can do this), it's unlike that it gets ever

It's not clear to me why you get such bad formatting results.  IMHO,
it's not a problem of the syntax (neither groff nor TeX do much more)
but rather a bad conversion from Wiki syntax to the printer output.


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