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AFT (Almost Free Text) is a document preparation system. It is mostly free form, meaning that there is little intrusive markup; AFT source documents look a lot like plain old ASCII text. It has a few rules for structuring your document, more to do with formatting your text than embedding lots of commands, and it produces all types of output (HTML, XHTML, LaTeX, roll-your-own XML, etc.). All that needs to be done is to edit a rule file. You can even customize your own rule files for specialized output


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PerlJanet Casey27 March 2002

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Todd Coram Maintainer

Resources and communication

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Bug Tracking,Developer,Support E-mail

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to build autoconf
Required to build automake
Required to use Perl 5.6 or later

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 29 March 2005.


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