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    DESCRIPTION

           The name ditroff once marked a development level of the troff text pro-
           cessing system.  In actual roff(7) systems, the name troff is used as a
           synonym for ditroff.
    
           The  first  roff system was written by Joe Osanna around 1973.  It sup-
           ported only two output devices, the nroff program  produced  text  ori-
           ented  tty  output,  while the troff program generated graphical output
           for exactly one output device, the Wang Graphic Systems CAT typesetter.
    
           In  1979, Brian Kernighan rewrote troff to support more devices by cre-
           ating an intermediate output format for troff  that  can  be  fed  into
           postprocessor  programs  which  actually do the printout on the device.
           Kernighan's version marks what is known as classical troff  today.   In
           order  to distinguish it from Osanna's original mono-device version, it
           was called ditroff (device independent troff) on some  systems,  though
           this naming isn't mentioned in the classical documentation.
    
           Today,  any  existing  roff system is based on Kernighan's multi-device
           troff.  The distinction between troff and ditroff isn't  necessary  any
           longer, for each modern troff provides already the complete functional-
           ity of ditroff.  On most systems, the name  troff  is  used  to  denote
           ditroff.
    
           The  easiest  way  to  use  ditroff is the GNU roff system, groff.  The
           groff(1) program is a wrapper around (di)troff that automatically  han-
           dles postprocessing.
    
    
    

    SEE ALSO

           [CSTR #54]
                  The  1992  revision  of  the  Nroff/Troff User's Manual by J. F.
                  Osanna and Brian Kernighan, see
                  Bell   Labs   CSTR   #54    <http://cm.bell-labs.com/cm/cs/cstr/
                  54.ps.gz>.
    
           [CSTR #97]
                  A  Typesetter-independent TROFF by Brian Kernighan is the origi-
                  nal documentation of the first multi-device troff (ditroff), see
                  Bell    Labs   CSTR   #97   <http://cm.bell-labs.com/cm/cs/cstr/
                  97.ps.gz>.
    
           roff(7)
                  This document gives details on the history and concepts of roff.
    
           troff(1)
                  The actual implementation of ditroff.
    
           groff(1)
                  The  GNU  roff  program and pointers to all documentation around
                  groff.
    
           groff_out(5)
    
    
    

    Groff Version 1.18.1.4 19 February 2002 DITROFF(7)

    
    
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