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Langue: en

Version: April 17, 2006 (debian - 07/07/09)

Section: 1 (Commandes utilisateur)


paps - UTF-8 to PostScript converter using Pango


paps [options] files...


paps reads a UTF-8 encoded file and generates a PostScript language rendering of the file. The rendering is done by creating outline curves through the pango ft2 backend.


These programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is included below.
Landscape output. Default is portrait.
Number of columns output. Default is 1.
Please notice this option isn't related to the terminal length as in a "80 culums terminal".
Set the font description. Default is Monospace 12.
Do right to left (RTL) layout.
--paper ps
Choose paper size. Known paper sizes are legal, letter and a4. Default is A4.
Postscript points
Each postscript point equals to 1/72 of an inch. 36 points are 1/2 of an inch.
Set bottom margin. Default is 36 postscript points.
Set top margin. Default is 36 postscript points.
Set left margin. Default is 36 postscript points.
Set right margin. Default is 36 postscript points.
Show summary of options.
Draw page header for each page.
Interpret the text as pango markup.
Set the lines per inch. This determines the line spacing.
Set the characters per inch. This is an alternative method of specifying the font size.
Indicates that characters should be stretched in the y-direction to fill up their vertical space. This is similar to the texttops behaviour.


paps was written by Dov Grobgeld <>.

This manual page was written by Lior Kaplan <>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others).


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