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Lout

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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The 17-year-old conducted a six-month campaign of loutishness which made residents' life a misery.
Clearly, such thuggery and loutishness is wrong in itself.
Concentrate on your natural audience and discourage drinking and loutishness.
The Pc's barrister Bernadette Baxter claimed the boy's loutishness "would have tried the patience of most mortals".
To have the heir to the throne publicly indulging in the worst excesses of binge drinking and loutishness is unfortunate enough.
Henson's reported drunken loutishness with pals on a train back from London on Sunday hasn't gone as far as an appearance before magistrates yet, but the furore it has caused is easily recognised by Ring, who got himself into more scrapes than a builder's trowel during a sometimes controversial, but always colourful, career.
Steve Dixon of Redcar, a season badge holder for 12 years, said the changes have brought beer-fuelled loutishness.
They shared an interest in light pornography, spanking and all that (ah, there'll always be an England), as well as a scruffiness and a deliberate loutishness.
Tape's superior banter, typical of a Linklater film, is in this case scrambled with physically aggressive loutishness, from which we conclude, too quickly, that Vince is the same aimless, inadequate asshole he was ten years earlier.
This is not about some prissy middle-class notion of attracting the "right kind of people" - group loutishness and arseholism recognise no social bound aries and collars and ties might as well be Burberry kit with some folk.
She makes hockey sound as bad as football in Europe: "Personally, I think that instead of promoting manly citizenship, hockey really promotes goonery, loutishness and diminished mental capacity--especially among hockey dads.