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Language peer sets for TROFF:
United States
United States/1974
Designed 1974
1970s languages
Fourth generation
High Cold War
Genus Layout and display
String and List Processing
Layout and display
Layout and display/1974
Layout and display/United States
Text-display/United States
Image-related/United States
String and List Processing
String and List Processing/1974
String and List Processing/us


Typesetter Runoff 

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Country: United States
Designed 1974
Genus: Layout and display
Sammet category: String and List Processing

for Typesetter ROFF or Times ROFF

Text formatting language/interpreter - extension of NROFF to output to CAT Typesetter

Related languages
EQN TROFF   Preprocessor for
IDEAL TROFF   Preprocessor for
NROFF TROFF   Extension of
PIC TROFF   Preprocessor for
TROFF DITROFF   Extension of
TROFF HTROFF   Adaptation of

  • Ossanna, J. F. (1974) Ossanna, J. F. "TROFF User's Manual" Bell Laboratories internal memorandum, 1974.
  • Ossanna, J. F. (1976) Ossanna, J. F. "NROFF/TROFF User's Manual," Comp. Sci. Tech. Rep. 54, Bell Laborato­ries, Murray Hill, NJ (October 1976). ps Extract: Introduction Extract: Background to the Second Edition Extract: Acknowledgements
  • Kernighan, B. W. (1982) Kernighan, B. W. "A Typesetter-Independent TROFF", CSTR #97 Bell Labs, 1981, revised March 1982. Abstract ps Extract: History
  • Gehani, Narain (1986) Gehani, Narain "Document Formatting and Type-setting on the UNIX System" Silicon Press, Summit, NJ 1986
  • Barron, David (1987) Barron, David "Text Processing with UNIX" Addison-Wesley 1987
  • Emerson, Sandra L. and Paulsell, Karen (1987) Emerson, Sandra L. and Paulsell, Karen "Troff typesetting for UNIX systems" Prentice-Hall, Inc. January 1987
  • Roddy, Kevin P. (1987) Roddy, Kevin P. "UNIX NROFF/TROFF: a user's guide", Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, 1987
  • Kernighan, B.W. and Ossanna, J.F. (1989) Kernighan, B.W. and Ossanna, J.F. "Troff User's Manual". In Unix Programmer's Manual, Tenth Edition, AT&T Bell Laboratories, 1989.
  • Kernighan, B. W. (1990) Kernighan, B. W. "A Troff tutorial" UNIX Vol. II March 1990
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