[rescue] [off-topic] What was this markup language?

microcode at zoho.com microcode at zoho.com
Tue Dec 8 08:05:38 CST 2015

On Tue, Dec 08, 2015 at 08:31:02AM -0500, Carl R. Friend wrote:
> On 12/08/2015 08:14 AM, microcode at zoho.com wrote:
> >I have dim memories of making a little money editing term papers on a DEC-20
> >in the early 1980s. It seems to me I used some kind of markup language where
> >the directives started with a "." character in the first column of the
> >line. I was able to do indenting and alignment and other text-processing stuff to
> >make the papers print out nicely.
>    That'd likely be DSR -- "Digital Standard RUNOFF".

Thanks, Carl! This was in your neighborhood so I suspect you are right. I
have no way to know right now but based on your comment and everybody else
who mentioned *roff-alikes I'll go looking and see if I can find more about

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