lout - Typesetting system, an alternative to (La)TeX

Distribution: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin)
Repository: Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name: lout
Package version: 3.39
Package release: 1
Package architecture: amd64
Package type: deb
Installed size: 1.53 KB
Download size: 310.96 KB
Official Mirror: archive.ubuntu.com
Lout is a document formatting system similar in style to LaTeX, i.e. it works with mark-up files - plain text files containing commands to control the formatting. Lout offers a very full range of features, including * PostScript, PDF, and plain text output * optimal paragraph and page breaking * automatic hyphenation * PostScript EPS file inclusion and generation * equation formatting, tables, diagrams * rotation and scaling * sorted indexes, bibliographic databases * running headers and odd-even pages, automatic cross referencing * multilingual documents including hyphenation (most European languages are supported, including Russian), * formatting of C/C++ programs. Lout may be extended by writing definitions which are much simpler than the equivalent troff or TeX macros. Lout has several advantages over (La)TeX. It is much smaller, and it is much easier to understand how to do things in Lout (including writing definitions) than in TeX or LaTeX. Lout's PostScript output is very small and clean. However, it is much less widely used than (La)TeX, so there are fewer add-on definition packages for Lout than for (La)TeX and fewer local experts around to ask about problems. You are unlikely to find many Lout documents floating around the 'net.



    Binary package: lout_3.39-1_amd64.deb
    Source package: lout

    Install Howto

    1. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    2. Install lout deb package:
      # sudo apt-get install lout


    • /usr/bin/lout
    • /usr/bin/prg2lout
    • /usr/share/doc/lout/README
    • /usr/share/doc/lout/README.Debian
    • /usr/share/doc/lout/READMEPDF.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/lout/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/lout/copyright
    • /usr/share/doc/lout/lout.barcodes
    • /usr/share/doc/lout/lout.eiffel
    • /usr/share/doc/lout/lout.latin2
    • /usr/share/doc/lout/lout.russian
    • /usr/share/doc/lout/lout.teq
    • /usr/share/doc/lout/lout.tib
    • /usr/share/doc/lout/maillist
    • /usr/share/doc/lout/notes_dsc.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/lout/whatsnew.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/lout.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/prg2lout.1.gz


    2010-09-26 - J.H.M. Dassen (Ray) <jdassen@debian.org> lout (3.39-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release. * [debian/source/format] Added - switch to source format 3.0 (quilt). * [debian/rules] Replace deprecated "dh_clean -k" with "dh_prep". * [debian/control] * Updated homepage. * Added Depends: ${misc:Depends} * Updated Standards-Version. * [debian/copyright] Reworked, updated.

    2008-10-15 - J.H.M. Dassen (Ray) <jdassen@debian.org> lout (3.38-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release. Upstream changes include: * Fiddled with prg2lout.c hoping to fix its intermittent crash bug * Converted "non-zero exit status of filter" from a fatal error to a warning, so the unfixed prg2lout error has fewer repercussions This takes care of the intermittent FTBFS. (Closes: #400178)

    2008-09-21 - J.H.M. Dassen (Ray) <jdassen@debian.org> lout (3.37-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release. * [debian/compat] Updated debhelper version. * [debian/lout-doc.doc-base.design, debian/lout-doc.doc-base.expert] Converted to UTF-8. * [debian/lout-doc.doc-base.*] Update section to "Text". * [debian/rules] Remove locale directory if empty. * [debian/control] Added Homepage. Updated debhelper build dependency. Updated Standards-Version.

    2007-07-29 - J.H.M. Dassen (Ray) <jdassen@debian.org> lout (3.36-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release.

    2007-07-17 - J.H.M. Dassen (Ray) <jdassen@debian.org> lout (3.35-2) unstable; urgency=low * [debian/control] Use ${source:Version} rather than ${Source-Version} to make the package safe for binNMUs. (Closes: #432987)

    2007-04-14 - J.H.M. Dassen (Ray) <jdassen@debian.org> lout (3.35-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release.

    2007-03-11 - J.H.M. Dassen (Ray) <jdassen@debian.org> lout (3.34-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release.

    2006-11-22 - J.H.M. Dassen (Ray) <jdassen@debian.org> lout (3.33-1) unstable; urgency=high * New upstream release. * [include/diagf] Add "@DHULine @DHUArrow @UHDLine @UHDArrow" as per upstream notice post 3.33 release. * [debian/rules] Pass LOUTLIBDIR and LOUTDOCDIR during build, to get the right @SysInclude path. (Closes: #398202)

    2006-11-05 - J.H.M. Dassen (Ray) <jdassen@debian.org> lout (3.32-1) unstable; urgency=medium * New upstream release. * [debian/control] Updated Standards-Version. * [debian/rules] Simplify using new `-r' option.

    2005-12-11 - J.H.M. Dassen (Ray) <jdassen@debian.org> lout (3.31-2) unstable; urgency=medium * Do away with the circular dependency between lout and lout-common as circular dependencies are problematic in some upgrade scenarios. (Closes: #341986) * [debian/control] Replaced lout-common Depends: lout by a Suggests: dependency. * [debian/rules] Don't symlink /usr/share/doc/lout-common to /usr/share/doc/lout ; instead, let debhelper create a /usr/share/doc/lout-common documentation directory. * [debian/lout-common.preinst] New. As dpkg won't replace a symlink with a directory, remove the symlink to make things work. * [debian/control] Use '*' rather than 'o' as the bullet character in the descriptions to improve formatting in aptitude. (Closes: #338972) * [debian/compat] New. Switch to debhelper compatibility level 5. * [debian/control] Tighten debhelper build dependency accordingly. * [debian/rules] No longer specify debhelper compatibility level here. * [debian/copyright] Updated.