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TC(1)                       General Commands Manual                      TC(1)



NAME
       tc - photypesetter simulator

SYNOPSIS
       tc [ -t ] [ -sN ] [ -pL ] [ file ]

DESCRIPTION
       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.
       Typical usage:

                      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 shell.

       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
              picas.

       '-l w' Multiply  the  default aspect ratio, 1.5, of a displayed page by
              l/w.

SEE ALSO
       troff(1), plot(1)

BUGS
       Font distinctions are lost.
       The aspect ratio option is unbelievable.



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