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Lout is a batch text formatting system and an embedded language by Jeffrey H. Kingston <jeff@cs.su.oz.au>. The language is procedural, with Scribe-like syntax.

Lout features equation formatting, tables, diagrams, rotation and scaling, sorted indexes, bibliographic databases, running headers and odd-even pages and automatic cross-referencing. Lout is easily extended with definitions which are very much easier to write than troff of TeX macros because Lout is a high-level language, the outcome of an eight-year research project that went back to the beginning.

Version 2.05 includes a translator from Lout to PostScript and documentation. and runs under Unix and on the Amiga.

Author's site, ftp://ftp.uu.net/tmp/lout.tar.Z. Amiga.
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In the past, when we had a major crime, you would always see Chief (Todd) Hunter at the scene," Lout said, "Where are you at these scenes?
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Regardless of whether anti-social behaviour is re-Bottle lout ported to the police or even classified as a crime, it is important victims know they can contact Victim Support for emotional support and practical help.
A third lout was outside the park gates urinating on the list of names of the fallen.