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Groff Alternatives

Groff is described as 'The groff (GNU troff) software is a typesetting package which reads plain text mixed with formatting commands and produces formatted output' and is an app. There are seven alternatives to Groff for Linux, Mac, Windows, BSD and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is LaTeX, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Groff are Pollen, DocBook, ConTeXt (Typesetting System) and Text::Amuse.

This page was last updated Jun 30, 2022
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux

The groff (GNU troff) software is a typesetting package which reads plain text mixed with formatting commands and produces...

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  1. LaTeX is a document markup language and document preparation system for the TeX typesetting program. The term LaTeX refers only to the language in which documents are written, not to the editor used to write those documents. In order to create a document in LaTeX, a .

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    It is also very good for professional documents and technical writing, It is more verbose and syntax heavy but there is more information available for it online. it is also much more flexible due to the large amount of packages available.

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  2. Pollen

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Pollen is a publishing system that helps authors create beautiful and functional web-based books. Pollen includes tools for writing, designing, programming, testing, and publishing.

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  3. DocBook

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    DocBook is a schema (available in several languages including RELAX NG, SGML and XML DTDs, and W3C XML Schema) maintained by the DocBook Technical Committee of OASIS.

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  4. ConTeXt (Typesetting System)

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    “a system for typesetting documents based on TEX and METAPOST. You can use this system for converting documents coded in TEX format as well as documents coded in XML into high quality PDF” (http://www.pragma-ade.nl/)

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  5. Text::Amuse

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Markup language for AMuseWiki.

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  6. SILE

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    SILE, abbreviated for Simon's Improved Layout Engine, is a typesetting system, whose job is to produce beautiful printed documents from raw content.

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  7. Tectonic typesetting

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted

    Tectonic is a modernized, complete, self-contained TeX / LaTeX engine, powered by XeTeX and TeX Live .

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