Re: [dev] Troff for typsetting e-mails

From: pancake <>
Date: Sun, 28 Oct 2012 21:52:16 +0100

Do you know ssg? Its a perl script that converts a markdown file into a postscript slides..

Theres also an awk markdown parser to html and make it work on ansi is just plain simple (or output troff)

Markdown is human readable and easy to parse to generate various outputs, it just needs a tool for that.

For the requirements exposed i only see this option as valid.


On Oct 28, 2012, at 18:38, Kurt H Maier <> wrote:

> On Sun, Oct 28, 2012 at 01:17:27PM -0400, Galos, David wrote:
>> It you really want to typeset your e-mails, why not use
>> markdown?
>> * It is human readable, so no-one needs any fancy frontend
>> * You don't need any annoying multi-part nonsense
>> * After using things like werc, it should already be second
>> nature to many people.
>> * Much non-markdown mail also happens to be valid
>> markdown e-mail.
> Because markdown is not a typesetting program, it's an HTML macro
> language. Not all werc users bother with markdown shit.
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