Unix text processing software with daisy wheel output

systems_glitch systems.glitch at gmail.com
Mon Aug 10 16:10:16 CDT 2020

I use `groff` for some tasks like that. If it's a simple document I'll only
ever do once, I often just open it with a text editor and set the editor to
display a bar on the 76th column, and manually hit return :)

There are probably Markdown preprocessors that either produce fixed width
text or input suitable for `groff`.


On Mon, Aug 10, 2020 at 5:01 PM Christian Groessler via cctalk <
cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> I want to use my daisy wheel printer to create letters and memos and
> similar (rather simple) texts.
> What can I use to write the text?
> I think "special effects" with daisy wheel printers are "bold" and
> "underline" parts. And "double stroke" (if that's the correct word, I
> mean a space char between each char).
> groff (or any *roff) comes to my mind. Are there other options?
> regards,
> chris

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