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This software is part of the GNU Project.

groff (GNU roff) is a typesetting system that reads plain text input files that include formatting commands to produce output in PostScript, PDF, HTML, or DVI formats or for display to a terminal.  Formatting commands can be low-level typesetting primitives, macros from a supplied package, or user-defined macros.  All three approaches can be combined.

A reimplementation and extension of the typesetter from AT&T Unix, groff is present on most POSIX systems owing to its long association with Unix manuals (including man pages).  It and its predecessor are notable for their production of several best-selling software engineering texts.  groff is capable of producing typographically sophisticated documents while consuming minimal system resources.

If you would like to contribute to groff, please have a look at the Mission Statement, or send a mail to <>.

Please note that contributing to this package requires assigning copyright to the FSF.

Registration Date: Fri 22 Jun 2001 09:54:07 AM UTC
License: GNU General Public License v3 or later
Development Status: 6 - Mature


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