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groff 1.22.1 has been released

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: groff 1.22.1 has been released
Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2012 10:23:45 +0100 (CET)

groff 1.22.1 has been released.

It is available from and mirrors of that
site (see list of mirror sites at
Current snapshots are available from

groff is the GNU implementation of troff, a document formatting
system.  Included in this release are implementations of troff, pic,
eqn, tbl, grn, refer, -man, -mdoc, -mom, and -ms macros, and drivers
for PostScript, PDF, TeX dvi format, HP LaserJet 4 printers, Canon
CAPSL printers, HTML and XHTML format (beta status), and
typewriter-like devices.  Also included is a modified version of the
Berkeley -me macros, the enhanced version gxditview of the X11
xditview previewer, and an implementation of the -mm macros.

See below for the relevant snippet from the NEWS file.

Bug reports should go to address@hidden




VERSION 1.22.1

(Version 1.22 has not been released.)


o A new option `-j' has been added to call the `chem' preprocessor.


o Improved line numbering support.

Macro Packages

o Support for the `refer' preprocessor has been added to the -mm macro

o In -me, the `TH' macro was changed for compatibility with line number
  support in tables.

  `bl' now works inside of blocks.

  The behaviour of centered blocks has been improved.

  Line numbering support has been improved.

o The -mom macro package has reached version 2.0, focusing on PDF output
  with gropdf (using the new `pdfmom' wrapper script).  See the file
  `version-2.html' of the -mom documentation for a list of the many changes.

o Some generic Unicode fallback characters (mainly Roman numerals) have been


o A new driver for generating PDF output directly, contributed by Deri James
  <address@hidden>.  Note that this driver is written in Perl,
  thus you need a working Perl installation to run this output device.


o A new wrapper around groff that facilitates the production of PDF
  documents from files formatted with the -mom macros.

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