DEC Runoff to any modern format conversion or DEC MSCP protocol specs
paulkoning at comcast.net
Thu Jun 4 18:40:58 CDT 2015
No escape codes. Just text, and return without line feed to overprint one line on another, to do underlining. If you don’t use underlines, the text is just plain text, suitable for viewing with “cat” or “more”.
> On Jun 4, 2015, at 5:01 PM, Mark Wickens <mark at wickensonline.co.uk> wrote:
> If it produces DEC/ANSI escape codes I have a converter that will turn it into HTML?
> On 04/06/15 21:25, Paul Koning wrote:
>>> On Jun 4, 2015, at 3:53 PM, Mark Wickens <mark at wickensonline.co.uk> wrote:
>>> Someone (possibly me) surely can process the files with dec runoff
>>> directly? Doesnt it support postscript output?
>> Not any version I have ever seen; they all produce plain lineprinter output (with overprinting for things like underlining). You can of course take the formatted output and run it through a simple postprocessor like pstext.
>> Some versions of troff can produce PostScript (current Linux or Darwin ones, for example) so if you can do runoff->troff then you have a direct path to PostScript. But you’re right, if someone would offer to run an actual RUNOFF on the sources, that would be a good approach. I could do it on a RSTS system, which might work provided the source doesn’t use VMS-specific Runoff features.
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