RTF-stuff 1.06a1 05 Apr 91 Paul DuBois firstname.lastname@example.org This directory contains source and documentation [sic] for a simple RTF (Rich Text Format) translation tool. Files in this format can be produced with, e.g., Microsoft Word, or on NeXT machines. If you use the Imakefile, you must obtain the WRPRC imake distribution. If you want to skip that and just use the Makefile you will have to edit some of the make variable definitions. Use "make -n" and "make -n install" to see what will happen on your machine first! Documentation that is in troff format should be formatted with the -ms macros. The WRPRC imake distribution is available via anonymous ftp to host indri.primate.wisc.edu (Internet address 184.108.40.206) in ~ftp/pub. The translators currently available are listed below. Most of them don't do anything interesting. rtf2null RTF -> nothing rtf2text RTF -> plain text rtf2troff RTF -> troff rtfwc "translates" RTF into character, word and paragraph count rtfdiag RTF diagnostic program, used mainly to test RTF reader rtfskel RTF translator skeleton, for use in building new translators Each translator uses a tool which reads an RTF input stream and passes pieces of it to a writer. There is also a tool, rtfindent, which reads an RTF file and writes it in somewhat more readable form. This is helpful when designing a translator, to see what RTF files look like, but the output should not be fed into a translator. Distribution files of interest: rtf.h RTF header file; include in any source file using RTF-specific info. reader.c RTF reader. Must be part of any RTF translator. See the sample translators for examples of use. rtfskel.c Skeleton translator. You can rip this apart to use as the basis for new translators. Porting Some notes on machine dependencies. Version History: 20 Jan 91 V1.00. Project conceived. 07 Feb 91 V1.01. First release for FTP on indri. 08 Feb 91 V1.02. Added rtfskel. 08 Feb 91 V1.03. Style reprocessing and built-in destination readers were actually tried in the balance. And found wanting. Fixed 'em. Put some actually useful stuff in rtfdiag. 09 Feb 91 V1.04. Renamed rtfAscii class to rtfText. Original name was poor since character values can be outside ascii range (> 127). 04 Mar 91 V1.05. Lots of changes, most notably that twice as many control symbols are recognized by the reader. Also some bug fixes. See "1.05-changes". 05 Apr 91 V1.06a1. Alpha release of 1.06. See "1.06-changes". Major thing is tbl support for rtf2troff.