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       grotty - groff driver for typewriter-like devices

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

       grotty  translates  the	output	of  GNU troff into a form suitable for
       typewriter-like devices.	 Normally grotty should be  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 an 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.

       -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‐

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

       -v     Print the version number.

	      Device description file for ascii device.

       @FONTDIR@/devascii/ F
	      Font description file for font F of ascii device.

	      Device description file for latin1 device.

       @FONTDIR@/devlatin1/ F
	      Font description file for font F of latin1 device.

	      Macros for use with grotty.

	      Additional klugey character definitions for use with grotty.

       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

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

       groff(@MAN1EXT@),      @g@troff(@MAN1EXT@),	 groff_out(@MAN5EXT@),
       groff_font(@MAN5EXT@), groff_char(@MAN7EXT@), ul(1), more(1), less(1)

Groff Version @VERSION@		    @MDATE@		     GROTTY(@MAN1EXT@)

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