Via http://ftp.cs.stanford.edu/tex/texhax/texhax89.088 So only for -ms or -man. bwk's way may be better for your purpose.
+---- | Date: Fri, 22 Sep 89 12:30:59 PDT | From: Phil Farrell <farr...@erebus.stanford.edu> | Subject: Re: TeX, troff, man pages | Keywords: TeX, troff, man pages | | In TeXhax vol 89, issue 85, William LeFebvre says: | > I've often thought of implementing the troff man macros in TeX. If | > that were done, then one could just TeX-off the printed form whenever | > desired but still have "nroff -man" for the man command. So what's | > needed? First, we need to define "(newline)." as the equivalent of an | > escape character. Any takers? | | There is another existing way to do this. The UNIX TeX distribution includes | a contributed program tr2tex from a former student here at Stanford that | can convert troff manuscripts that use either -ms or -man macros to LaTeX | documents. It doesn't do a perfect job for complicated troff constructions, | but the simple macros normally used in man pages come through just fine. | | This isn't the real answer for replacing troff with TeX on UNIX systems | because it still requires that you keep nroff around and it still requires | that you know the -man macros for writing man pages. What I think is | needed is a combination of a LaTeX style option that forces the output | to use a constant-width font and constant line spacing, etc; plus a | dvi interpreter that can reproduce such a restricted output on a normal | terminal screen. For the fairly simple documents that are used as on-line | documentation (no math and only simple tables that can be done with tabs) | this would allow regular typesetting via LaTeX for printed copies, but | also permit viewing on a normal dumb terminal by including the special | style option and processing through the special dvi interpreter. I am | afraid, however, that this would be a rather large project to undertake | and unfortunately can never imagine having the time to do it myself. | | Phil Farrell, Computer Systems Manager | Stanford University School of Earth Sciences | farr...@erebus.stanford.edu +---- On Thu, 04 May 2017 22:41:57 PDT Bakul Shah <ba...@bitblocks.com> wrote: > https://bima.astro.umd.edu/nemo/man_html/tr2latex.l.html > > No idea how good it is though. > > On Fri, 05 May 2017 15:32:42 +1000 Bruce Ellis <bruce.el...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > > bwk mentioned that TeX was unworkable for this situation. Maybe it's time > > for another good TeX hack. > > > > :-) brucee > > > > On 5 May 2017 at 15:28, Bakul Shah <ba...@bitblocks.com> wrote: > > > > > This is an opportunity for someone to implement troff macros in TeX. > > > Then you can embed EPS easily! > > > > > > :-) > > > > > > On Fri, 05 May 2017 15:23:39 +1000 Bruce Ellis <bruce.el...@gmail.com> > > > wrote: > > > > > > > > I asked bwk - troff wizard, and to paraphrase him "there is no good > > > > solution". > > > > > > > > There is the PSPIC macro in groff, but it generates huge files. > > > > > > > > For the latest book they used \X to embed markers and a go programs to > > > > postprocess troff output. > > > > > > > > brucee >