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GROTTY(1)							     GROTTY(1)

NAME
       grotty - groff driver for typewriter-like devices

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

       It is possible to have whitespace between the -F option and its parame‐
       ter.

DESCRIPTION
       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, -Tlatin1 or -Tutf8  option  on	 ASCII
       based  systems,	and  with -Tcp1047 on EBCDIC based hosts.  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  Prepend directory dir/devname to the search path	for  font  and
	      device  description  files; name is the name of the device, usu‐
	      ally ascii, latin1, utf8, or cp1047.

       -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
       /freeware/gnu-tools/share/groff/1.17.2/font/devascii/DESC
	      Device description file for ascii device.

       /freeware/gnu-tools/share/groff/1.17.2/font/devascii/F
	      Font description file for font F of ascii device.

       /freeware/gnu-tools/share/groff/1.17.2/font/devlatin1/DESC
	      Device description file for latin1 device.

       /freeware/gnu-tools/share/groff/1.17.2/font/devlatin1/F
	      Font description file for font F of latin1 device.

       /freeware/gnu-tools/share/groff/1.17.2/font/devutf8/DESC
	      Device description file for utf8 device.

       /freeware/gnu-tools/share/groff/1.17.2/font/devutf8/F
	      Font description file for font F of utf8 device.

       /freeware/gnu-tools/share/groff/1.17.2/font/devcp1047/DESC
	      Device description file for cp1047 device.

       /freeware/gnu-tools/share/groff/1.17.2/font/devcp1047/F
	      Font description file for font F of cp1047 device.

       /freeware/gnu-tools/share/groff/1.17.2/tmac/tty.tmac
	      Macros for use with grotty.

       /freeware/gnu-tools/share/groff/1.17.2/tmac/tty-char.tmac
	      Additional klugdey character definitions for use with grotty.

       Note that on EBCDIC hosts, only files for the  cp1047  device  will  be
       installed.

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), gtroff(1), groff_out(5), groff_font(5), groff_char(7), ul(1),
       more(1), less(1)

Groff Version 1.17.2		 27 June 2001			     GROTTY(1)
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