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groff 1.17.1 is available

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: groff 1.17.1 is available
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2001 19:05:28 +0200 (CEST)

groff 1.17.1 has been released.  It is available from and mirrors of that site (see list of
mirror sites at  Current snapshots
are available from

groff is the GNU implementation of troff, a document formatting
system.  Included in this release are implementations of troff, pic,
eqn, tbl, grn, refer, -man, -mdoc, and -ms macros, and drivers for
PostScript, TeX dvi format, HP LaserJet 4 printers, Canon CAPSL
printers, HTML format (still alpha), and typewriter-like devices.
Also included is a modified version of the Berkeley -me macros, an
enhanced version of the X11 xditview previewer, and an implementation
of the -mm macros.

See below for the relevant snippet from the NEWS file.

Bug reports should go to address@hidden




VERSION 1.17.1

This is mainly a bug-fixing release.


o Two new requests `de1' and `am1' which are similar to `de' and `am'
  but with compatibility mode disabled during expansion of macros
  defined by them.

o Added request `brp'.  This is the same as `\p'.

o Similar to other versions of troff, `.ns' now works in all
  diversions, not only in the top-level one.

o New read-only number register `.ns'.  Returns 1 if in no-space mode,
  0 otherwise.


o Options -p (pic) and -t (tbl) added.

o The environment variable GROFF_BIN_PATH is now checked before PATH
  for finding groff.


o New option `-D dir' to specify a directory in which all images are

o New option `-I stem' to specify an image name stame.  If not given,
  `grohtml-XXX' is used (`XXX' is the process ID).

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