RTF-stuff, Release 1.07
15 Jul 93Paul [email protected]
This distribution 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 use imake and the WRPRC configuration
files to generate the Makefile. If you want to skip that and just use
the existing Makefile you will likely 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
The WRPRC imake configuration file distribution is available via
anonymous ftp to host ftp.primate.wisc.edu in ~ftp/pub/imake-stuff.
The translators currently available are listed below. Most of them
don't do anything interesting.
rtf2nullRTF -> nothing
rtf2textRTF -> plain text
rtf2troffRTF -> troff
rtfwc"translates" RTF into character, word and paragraph count
rtfdiagRTF diagnostic program, used mainly to test RTF reader
rtfskelRTF 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
Distribution files of interest:
rtf.hRTF header file; include in any source file using
reader.cRTF reader. Must be part of any RTF translator. See the
sample translators for examples of use.
rtfskel.cSkeleton translator. You can rip this apart to use as the
basis for new translators.
PortingSome notes on machine dependencies.
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
05 Apr 91 V1.06a1. Alpha release of 1.06. See "Changes-1.06". Major
thing is tbl support for rtf2troff.
15 Apr 93 V1.06a3. Released 1.06a3 versions of rtf.h and reader.c. See
15 Jul 93 V1.07. See Changes-1.07. Most changes relate to recognition of
new symbols by the reader.