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/N'rof/ [Unix, from "new roff
"] A text formatting language
and interpreter, companion to the Unix typesetter troff
accepting identical input but preparing output for terminals
and line printers. See also groff
nroff(Nontypesetting RunOFF) A Unix utility that formats documents for terminals and dot matrix printers. Using a text editor, troff codes are embedded into the text and the nroff command converts the document into the required output. Complex troff codes are ignored. See troff.
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It also indicates that using the filter as a preprocessor for nroff delay increases by 2 percent.
Reference  presents such a filter to be used with the text processor nroff  of UNIX.