Collection of papers on troff and its companions
October 16, 2019
Added "Using groff with the ms Macro Package"
Added "Examples of pic Macros"
Added "IDEAL User’s Manual"
Added "MetaPost with groff"
Added "The MetaPost System"
Added "Drawing Graphs with MetaPost"
The following is a collection based on
I found that many of the links referenced on that site are dead. I
have instead downloaded and compiled pdfs from archive.org. Much of
the material available was written at Bell Labs. The CSTR documents
below refer to "Computer Science Technical Reports", a Bell Labs
internal numbering system used in the past. troff
A TROFF Tutorial.
Kernighan, Unix Version 7 manual, 1978.
User's Manual. CSTR #54, J. F. Ossanna, Bell Labs, 1976.
Revised by Brian
W. Kernighan, 1992.
Typesetter-Independent TROFF. CSTR #97, Brian W. Kernighan,
Bell Labs, 1981, revised March 1982. macro packages
A Graphics Language for Typesetting (Revised User Manual). CSTR
#116, Brian W.
Kernighan, Bell Labs, December 1984.
A Language for Typesetting Graphs (Tutorial and User Manual).
CSTR #114, Jon L. Bentley and Brian W. Kernighan,
Bell Labs, August 1984.
CHEM – A Program for Typesetting Chemical Structure Diagrams.
CSTR #122, J. L. Bentley, L. W. Jelinski, and B. W. Kernighan,
Computers and Chemistry, Bell Labs, April 1986.
System for Algorithm Animation (Tutorial and User Manual). CSTR
#132, J. L. Bentley and B. W. Kernighan,
January 1987. Instrument your programs with graphics.
DFORMAT – A Program for Typesetting Data Formats. CSTR #142,
Jon L. Bentley, Bell Labs, April 1988.
Pictures With GNU PIC. Eric S. Raymond, 1995.
Drawing with dpic.
J. D. Aplevich, 2019.
Examples of pic
Macros W. R. Stevens. refer
Manual. CSTR #103, C. J. Van Wyk, Bell Labs, December 1981.
Some interesting ideas about using constraints to describe picture