m2ps - Converts text in Mule internal code to PostScript format
m2ps [options] <<infile>> outfile
Uses the specified file as a header for PostScript output. The default
header file is /usr/i18n/mule/lib/mule/$VERSION/etc/m2ps.ps.
Specifies the resolution of the output device. The default value is
Specifies FontScale in points. The default value is 10.
Specifies LinePitch in points. The default value is 14.
Specifies the number of lines on a page. The default value is 56.
Specifies TopMargin in points. The default value is 800.
Specifies LeftMargin in points. The default value is 30.
-sm Indicates that your PostScript printer has limited memory.
-bm Indicates that your PostScript printer has a large memory. This is the
-a4 Indicates A4 paper size. This is the default.
-us Indicates US-LETTER paper size.
Shows the version number of m2ps software.
Uses the specified font server. Refer to the xfs(1X) referent page for
information about font servers.
Uses the specified path to find the bdf.tbl file that maps leading
codes to their associated fonts. The default path is
Specifies the file containing text in mule *internal* code.
Specifies the file containing the output PostScript program.
The m2ps command converts text encoded in Mule internal code (called
*internal*) to a PostScript file that can be printed. To handle text not
coded in *internal* code, you first have to convert the code to *internal*.
You can use the coco command to perform this code conversion. Alterna-
tively, you can run the any2ps program to do both jobs (convert the code to
*internal* and also generate the PostScript file).
Compaq's implementation of the m2ps command is derived from software sup-
plied by the Free Software Foundation. However, the original code, written
by Ken'ichi Handa of the Electrotechnical Laboratory in Japan, uses BDF
files that are available for public domain fonts. BDF files are not avail-
able for fonts supplied with the Tru64 UNIX product. Therefore, the Compaq
implementation of m2ps uses the X font server, along with a table
(bdf.tbl), to obtain printing information.
Each line of the bdf.tbl file maps a leading code value to a font name. A
line contains 2 columns, separated by a colon (:), for the leading code
value and font name, respectively. You can modify the file if you want m2ps
to use different fonts for one or more of the leading codes.
PostScript header file
Sample PostScript file created by m2ps. The original file is in mule's
Table that maps leading codes to font names.
Commands: any2ps(1), coco(1), mule(1), xfs(1X)