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Re: [Groff] The future redux

From: Volker Wolfram
Subject: Re: [Groff] The future redux
Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2014 07:59:35 +0100
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Hi all groffers,

in fact I'm a newbie on groff tools and macros. But these tools are the BEST 
I've used EVER. I enjoy groff so much, I've developed my
own three side perspective CAD macro to made my needs. And a macro for 
electrical and pipe scheme. And there so much ideas in mind to
make more with groff and companions.

And as a newbie I don't know about the code and design of groff. But I've 
changed from LaTeX to groff because it is simple and easy to
understand. (And not tons of binaries and fonts as LaTeX.) And that is very 

My simple wish is:

1. Share your groff files and macros without font definitions
2. Define for your screenreader font size and margin in .screenreaderrc and 
misc stuff
3. As you download the file, you can open it with a new screen reader, which 
compiles groff file and macro to a PS (PDF) as you like
4. Then you can print on paper in different sizes (letter, A3, A4, A5 etc.) 
with a new compiler session with your margins and fonts

This should not replace html or xml and Internet browser (they load markup code 
too and render it on screen)

I've tried this in an other situation to print draft and final PDF files for my 
own book with different targets in a Makefile and I'm
very satisfied. Good typesetting on screen and paper.

On my netbook I think it it's power is enough to render a good result in a 
blink of an eye.

Please forgive me for my unusual approach to all these things.

Once again: GROFF and companions (eqn,pic,tbl, etc.) are great tools. Thanks to 
all programmers and maintainers.


Volker Wolfram
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