The Heirloom Documentation Tools provide troff, nroff, and related utilities to format manual pages and other documents for output on terminals and printers. They are portable and enhanced versions of the respective OpenSolaris utilities, which descend from ditroff and the historical Unix troff. troff provides advanced typographical features such as kerning, tracking, and hanging characters. It can access PostScript Type 1, OpenType, and TrueType fonts directly. Internationalized hyphenation, international paper sizes, and UTF-8 input are supported.
alph implements and analyzes historical and traditional ciphers and codes, such as polyalphabetic, substitutional, and mixed employing human-reconstructable algorithms. It provides a pipe filter interface in order to encrypt and decrypt block text to achieve transparency. The program is meant to be used in conjunction with external programs that transfer data, resulting in transparent encryption or decryption of information. The program can thus be used as a mail filter, IRC filter, IM filter, and so on.
deplate converts wiki-like markup to LaTeX (standard classes, koma, dramatist, sweave), HTML/PHP (single page, chunked/website, HTML, or s5-based slideshow), DocBook (article, book, man/ref page), and really plain text. Currently supported input formats are viki and Ruby's rdoc. The viki markup supports footnotes, citations, index, table of contents, embedded LaTeX for mathematics, integration with R for dynamically generated figures and tables, and more. Output can be customized via page templates.
Turner will turn your boring old source code (C, C++, or Java) into colorized HTML ready to be displayed on a web page. Along with colorizing the source code, turner will also bolden keywords and italicize comments, convert tabs to spaces and optionally insert assorted usefull bits of HTML stuff (a 'home' link or a 'last modified' entry). While it's not the first of it's kind, nor the most versatile, it is small, fast, and totally self contained.
The Header and Envelope rewrite mini-HOWTO explains how to rewrite your from address differently in the mail header and the mail envelope. This may be necessary, for example, if your ISP requires you to send mail with one address, but you are subscribed to mailing lists with a different address, or want others to see a forwarding address instead of your ISP's address.