SiC: Collection of papers on troff and its companions

Edit notice

2022-08-25
  • 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 troff.org/papers. However, 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

macro packages

eqn

pic

refer

tbl

indexing

MetaPost

Miscellaneous

  • IDEAL User's Manual. CSTR #103, C. J. Van Wyk, Bell Labs, December 1981. Some interesting ideas about using constraints to describe picture drawing.