[TUHS] Who used *ROFF?

Ralph Corderoy ralph at inputplus.co.uk
Mon May 14 23:00:24 AEST 2018

Hi Dave,

> Doug McIlroy wrote:
> > Here's part of the story.
> You mentioned "nroff" a few times; would it not have been "troff" for
> their C/A/T photo-typesetter?  At least, that was the lore that I
> heard...

The https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CAT_(phototypesetter) came later, and
with it the need to support more complex devices than nroff, `new roff'.

Cheers, Ralph.

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