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GROTTY(1)							     GROTTY(1)

NAME
       grotty -	groff driver for typewriter-like devices

SYNOPSIS
       grotty [	-hfbuodBUv ] [ -Fdir ] [ files...  ]

DESCRIPTION
       grotty  translates  the	output	of  GNU	troff into a form suitable for
       typewriter-like devices.	 Normally grotty should	invoked	by  using  the
       groff  command  with  a	-Tascii	 or  -Tlatin1 option.  If no files are
       given, grotty will read the standard input.  A filename of - will  also
       cause  grotty  to  read	the  standard input.  Output is	written	to the
       standard	output.

       Normally	grotty prints  a  bold	character  c  using  the  sequence  `c
       BACKSPACE  c' and a italic character c by the sequence `_ BACKSPACE c'.
       These sequences can be displayed	on a terminal by piping	through	ul(1).
       Pagers  such  as	 more(1)  or  less(1)  are  also able to display these
       sequences.  Use either -B or -U when piping into	less(1); use  -b  when
       piping  into  more(1).	There  is no need to filter the	output through
       col(1) since grotty never outputs reverse line feeds.

       The font	description file may contain a command

	      internalname n

       where n is a decimal integer.  If the 01	bit in n is set, then the font
       will  be	 treated as an italic font; if the 02 bit is set, then it will
       be treated as a bold font.  The code  field  in	the  font  description
       field  gives the	code which will	be used	to output the character.  This
       code can	also be	used in	the \N escape sequence in troff.

OPTIONS
       -Fdir  Search the directory dir/devname for font	and device description
	      files;  name is the name of the device, usually ascii or latin1.

       -h     Use horizontal tabs in the output.  Tabs are assumed to  be  set
	      every 8 columns.

       -f     Use form feeds in	the output.  A form feed will be output	at the
	      end of each page that has	no output on its last line.

       -b     Suppress the use of overstriking for bold	characters.

       -u     Suppress the use of underlining for italic characters.

       -B     Use only overstriking for	bold-italic characters.

       -U     Use only underlining for bold-italic characters.

       -o     Suppress overstriking (other than	for bold or underlined charac-
	      ters).

       -d     Ignore  all  \D  commands.   Without  this  grotty  will	render
	      \D'l...'	commands that have at least at least one zero argument
	      (and  so	are  either  horizontal	 or vertical) using -, | and +
	      characters.

       -v     Print the	version	number.

FILES
       /usr/share/groff_font/devascii/DESC
	      Device description file for ascii	device.

       /usr/share/groff_font/devascii/ F
	      Font description file for	font F of ascii	device.

       /usr/share/groff_font/devlatin1/DESC
	      Device description file for latin1 device.

       /usr/share/groff_font/devlatin1/	F
	      Font description file for	font F of latin1 device.

       /usr/share/tmac/tmac.tty
	      Macros for use with grotty.

       /usr/share/tmac/tmac.tty-char
	      Additional klugey	character definitions for use with grotty.

BUGS
       grotty is intended only for simple documents.

       There is	no support for fractional horizontal or	vertical motions.

       There is	no support for \D commands other than horizontal and  vertical
       lines.

       Characters above	the first line (ie with	a vertical position of 0) can-
       not be printed.

SEE ALSO
       groff(1), troff(1), groff_out(5), groff_font(5),	groff_char(7),	ul(1),
       more(1),	less(1)

Groff Version 1.09		15 January 1995			     GROTTY(1)

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