TC(1) General Commands Manual TC(1)
tc - photypesetter simulator
tc [ -t ] [ -sN ] [ -pL ] [ file ]
Tc interprets its input (standard input default) as device codes for a
Graphic Systems phototypesetter (cat). The standard output of tc is
intended for a Tektronix 4015 (a 4014 teminal with ASCII and APL char-
acter sets). The sixteen typesetter sizes are mapped into the 4014's
four sizes; the entire TROFF character set is drawn using the 4014's
character generator, using overstruck combinations where necessary.
troff -t file | tc
At the end of each page tc waits for a newline (empty line) from the
keyboard before continuing on to the next page. In this wait state,
the command e will suppress the screen erase before the next page; sN
will cause the next N pages to be skipped; and !line will send line to
The command line options are:
-t Don't wait between pages; for directing output into a file.
-sN Skip the first N pages.
-pL Set page length to L. L may include the scale factors p
(points), i (inches), c (centimeters), and P (picas); default is
'-l w' Multiply the default aspect ratio, 1.5, of a displayed page by
Font distinctions are lost.
The aspect ratio option is unbelievable.