VTROFF(1) General Commands Manual VTROFF(1)
vtroff - troff to a raster plotter
vtroff [ -wx ] [ -F majorfont ] [ -llength ] [ -123 minorfont ] troff-
This command is available with the Versatec software installation
option. Refer to for information on how to install optional software.
vtroff runs troff(1) sending its output through various programs to
produce typeset output on a raster plotter such as a Benson-Varian or a
-w Specify that a wide output device be used; the default is to use
a narrow device.
-x Simulate photo-typesetter output exactly. As with, using the
width tables for the C.A.T. photo-typesetter.
Specify fontname as the desired font. This will place normal,
italic and bold versions of the font on positions 1, 2, and 3.
The default font is a Hershey font. argument and then the font
Split the output onto successive pages every length inches
rather than the default 11 inches.
Place a font only on a single position specified by -n (where n
is 1, 2, or 3) and the minor font name. A .r will be added to
the minor font name if needed. Thus
vtroff -ms paper
will set a paper in the Hershey font, while
vtroff -F nonie -ms paper
will set the paper in the (sans serif) nonie font.
default font mounts and bug fixes
/usr/lib/fontinfo/* fixes for other fonts
/usr/lib/vfont directory containing fonts
Since some macro packages work correctly only if the fonts named R, I,
B, and S are mounted, and since the Versatec fonts have different
widths for individual characters than the fonts found on the typeset-
ter, the following dodge was necessary: If you do not use the .fp troff
directive then you get the widths of the standard typesetter fonts
suitable for shipping the output of troff over the network to the com-
puter center A machine for phototypesetting. If, however, you remount
the R, I, B and S fonts, then you get the width tables for the Ver-
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