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Papers on troff and its companions

Much of the material available was written at Bell Labs. The CSTR documents below refer to `Computer Science Technical Reports', a Bell Labs internal numbering system used in the past.

If you know of a more `official' URL for any of these papers or know of others that should be added please let me know.

troff

Macro packages

tbl

pic

Additionally preprocessors that generate pic input.

eqn

refer

Indexing


To Do

http://www.cs.bell-labs.com/10thEdMan/v2contents.html -- interesting stuff, including -mpm.

http://citeseer.nj.nec.com/4599.html http://citeseer.nj.nec.com/wolfman89flo.html

%A David Barron
%A Mike Rees
%T Text processing and typesetting with Unix
%I International Computer Science Series/Addison-Wesley
%G 0-201-14219-8
%P 447
%D 1987

%A Kaare Christian
%T The Unix text Processing System
%I Wiley-Interscience
%G 0-471-85581-2
%P 250

%A Trevor Darrell
%A Ned Batchelder
%T Psfig - A Ditroff Preprocessor for PostScript Figures
%J USENIX Conferences Proceedings
%P 12
%C Phoenix
%D 1987

%A Dale Dougherty
%A Tim O'Reilly
%T Unix Text Processing
%I Hayden Books
%G ISBN 0-672-46291-5
%P 666

%A Narain Gehani
%T Document Formatting and Typesetting on the UNIX System
%V I
%P 364
%I SILICON PRESS
%D 1986

%A Narain Gehani
%A Steven Lally
%T Document Formatting and Typesetting on the UNIX System
%V II
%P 304
%I SILICON PRESS
%D 1988

%A Brian W. Kernighan
%T A TROFF Tutorial
%P 13
%I AT&T Bell Laboratories
%C Murray Hill
%D 1978

%A Brian W. Kernighan
%T PIC - A Crude Graphics Language For Typesetting
%J Computing Science Technical Report
%V No 85
%I Bell Laboratories
%D 1981

%A Brian W. Kernighan
%T pic - A Language for Typesetting Graphics
%J Software Practice and Experience
%V 12
%P 21
%D 1982

%A Brian W. Kernighan
%T PIC - A Graphics Language For Typesetting (Revised User Manual)
%J Computing Science Technical Report
%V No 116
%I AT&T Bell Laboratories
%C Murray Hill, New Jersey 07974, USA
%D 1984

%A Brian W. Kernighan
%T A typesetter-Independent troff
%P 15
%I AT&T Bell Laboratories
%C Murray Hill
%D 1982

%A Brian W. Kernighan
%A Lorinda L. Cherry
%T Typesetting Mathematics - User's Guide
%P 11
%I AT&T Bell Laboratories
%C Murray Hill
%D 1986

%A Brian W. Kernighan
%A Jon L. Bentley
%T Grap - A language for Typesetting Graphs
%J Communications of the ACM
%P 11
%V 29-8
%D 1986

%A Mike E. Lesk
%T TBL - A Program To Format Tables
%P 18
%I AT&T Bell Laboratories
%C Murray Hill
%D 1976

%A Mike E. Lesk
%T Some Applications of Inverted Indexes on the Unix System
%V 2a
%P 13
%I Bell Laboratories
%D 1978

%A Mike E. Lesk
%T Typing Documents on the UNIX System: Using the -ms Macros with Troff and Nroff
%P 8
%I AT&T Bell Laboratories
%C Murray Hill
%D 1983

%A Kevin P. Roddy
%T UNIX Nroff/Troff: A User's Guide
%I Holt, Rinehart, Winston
%D 1987

%A Bill Tuthill
%T A Revised Version of -ms
%P 3
%I University of California Berkeley
%D 1986

%A Bill Tuthill
%T Refer - A Bibliography System
%P 10
%I University of California Berkeley
%D 1986

%A C. J. Van Wyk
%T A Graphics Typesetting Language
%J Proceedings of the ACM SIGPLAN SIGOA Symposium on Text Manipulation
%P 9
%C Portland Oregon

%A C. J. Van Wyk
%T ideal Users's Manual
%J Computing Science Technical Report
%V 103
%I AT&T Bell Laboratories
%D 1981

%A Sandra Emerson
%A Karen Paulsell
%T troff typesetting for UNIX Systems
%P Prentice-Hall
%G ISBN 0-13-930959-4
%P 360

%A Henry McNabb
%A Mary McGilton
%T Typesetting Tables on the UNIX System
%P Trilithon Press
%G ISBN 0-9626289-0-5
%D 1990
%P 282

From:    Bernd Salbrechter <salb@pce783.gud.siemens.at>
Subject: Re: [Groff] graphviz - something you may also add in troff.org 
Date:    Tue, 30 Apr 2002 13:43:10 +0200

BTW. Have you any information about a preprocessor
  "G3 - A Language for Typesetting Three Dimensional Graphics".
I only have a Paper copy of an article from the UKUUG summer 90 - London,
9-13 July. The authors are: Andrei G. Yaneff and Trevor I. Fenner and
"Department of computer Science, Birkbeck College, University of London"
as Organization.

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