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 PAPS(1)                                                             PAPS(1)
                               April  17, 2006

      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.

           Set the font description. Default is Monospace 12.

           Do rtl layout.

      --paper ps
           Choose paper size. Known paper sizes are legal, letter, a4.
           Default is A4.

           Set bottom margin in postscript points (1/72 inch). Default is

           Set top margin. Default is 36.

           Set left margin. Default is 36.

           Set right margin. Default is 36.

           Show summary of options.

           Draw page header for each page.

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 PAPS(1)                                                             PAPS(1)
                               April  17, 2006

           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

      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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