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PS2FAX(8C)							    PS2FAX(8C)

NAME
       ps2fax -	image POSTSCRIPT(R) for	facsimile transmission by HylaFAX

SYNOPSIS
       /var/spool/hylafax/bin/ps2fax [ options ] [ files...  ]

DESCRIPTION
       ps2fax  takes  POSTSCRIPT input and generates a TIFF Class F image file
       suitable	for facsimile transmission.  It	is usually invoked by the  Hy-
       laFAX  scheduler	process, faxq(8C).  On Silicon Graphics' IRIX systems,
       this application	is based on Adobe's Display POSTSCRIPT	software.   On
       other  machines	POSTSCRIPT  imaging is typically done using the	freely
       available Ghostscript software.

       ps2fax is actually a link (symbolic or otherwise) to the	script	appro-
       priate  for  the	 POSTSCRIPT  imaging tool.  The	link is	setup when the
       faxsetup(8C) script is run to configure a HylaFAX  server  machine  for
       use.

       Input files containing POSTSCRIPT may be	specified on the command line.
       If none are given, then ps2fax will read	from standard input.

       By default, ps2fax will generate	a 98 line/inch output  document	 whose
       page width is 1728 pixels and page length is 297	mm (a standard A4 page
       at low resolution).  Horizontal resolution is always 204	dpi.   Command
       line  options  may  be used to select alternate vertical	resolution and
       page dimensions.

       If no filename is given,	ps2fax writes  its  output  to	a  file	 named
       ps.fax; the -o option can be used to specify an alternate filename.

       By default, output is compressed	using the standard Group 3 1D-encoding
       scheme, with EOL	codes padded to	byte boundaries.  If the -2 option  is
       specified,  output  is  encoded	with  the optional Group 3 2D-encoding
       scheme (EOL codes are still padded to byte boundaries).

       This script can modify outgoing facsimile, such as watermarking,	To  do
       this  create a shell script etc/FaxModify in the	spooling area that al-
       ters the	document.

       Note that bin/ps2fax is usually just a link to a	shell script that  in-
       vokes the appropriate POSTSCRIPT	RIP to do the work.

OPTIONS
       The following operations	are recognized:

       -1	 Write Group 3 1D-encoded data to the output file.

       -2	 Write Group 3 2D-encoded data to the output file.

       -3	 Write Group 4 MMR-encoded data	to the output file.

       -m pages	 Set  the  maximum  number  of pages that are permitted	in the
		 output	file.  If more pages are present in the	input document
		 then abort processing.

       -o file	 Write	output	to  the	 specified file	instead	of the default
		 ps.fax	filename.

       -w width	 Set the output	page width, in pixels.	By default, pages  are
		 1728 pixels wide.

       -l length Set the output	page length in millimeters.  By	default, pages
		 are 297 millimeters long.

       -r vres	 Set the vertical resolution, in lines/inch, at	which to image
		 the POSTSCRIPT.

RUNTIME	ENVIRONMENT
       Before  user-supplied  POSTSCRIPT  is  passed  to the POSTSCRIPT	inter-
       preter, a limited number	of operators are defined.  These operators are
       operators  commonly found in a LaserWriter printer and (sometimes) gen-
       erated by Macintosh-based applications.

       The default Display  POSTSCRIPT-based  execution	 environment  includes
       support for the following fonts:
       AvantGarde-Book		 Helvetica-Bold			 Palatino-BoldItalic
       AvantGarde-BookOblique	 Helvetica-BoldOblique		 Palatino-Italic
       AvantGarde-Demi		 Helvetica-Narrow		 Palatino-Roman
       AvantGarde-DemiOblique	 Helvetica-Narrow-Bold		 StoneSerif
       Bookman-Demi		 Helvetica-Narrow-BoldOblique	 Symbol
       Bookman-DemiItalic	 Helvetica-Narrow-Oblique	 Tekton
       Bookman-Light		 Helvetica-Oblique		 Times-Bold
       Bookman-LightItalic	 Lithos-Bold			 Times-BoldItalic
       Courier			 NewCenturySchlbk-Bold		 Times-Italic
       Courier-Bold		 NewCenturySchlbk-BoldItalic	 Times-Roman
       Courier-BoldOblique	 NewCenturySchlbk-Italic	 ZapfChancery-MediumItalic
       Courier-Oblique		 NewCenturySchlbk-Roman		 ZapfDingbats
       Helvetica		 Palatino-Bold
       Note  that this is the same set of fonts	supported by the DPS extension
       to the X	server.

       The default Ghostscript-based environment is  more  uncertain;  consult
       the  Ghostscript	documentation for information on what fonts are	avail-
       able.

FILES
       /var/spool/hylafax/etc/dpsprinter.ps    POSTSCRIPT code read at startup for DPS
       /usr/lib/DPS/default.dps_vm	       startup VM file for DPS
       /usr/lib/DPS/outline		       Type 1 fonts for	DPS
       /usr/lib/DPS/prebuilt		       prebuilt	versions of fonts for DPS

BUGS
       Output from the Display POSTSCRIPT version of this command  is  encoded
       according to the	Display	POSTSCRIPT binary encoding protocol.

       No  prebuilt bitmap fonts are currently available for the DPS-based im-
       ager; this would	greatly	improve	legibility at low resolutions, as  the
       rendering of outline fonts at 98	lpi is particularly poor.

       Both  DPS-  and Ghostscript-based versions of this program fail to exit
       with non-zero status when an invalid POSTSCRIPT document	is  processed;
       this  makes  it	problematic for	the HylaFAX queue manager to determine
       when a problem arises when preparing a job for transmission.

SEE ALSO
       sendfax(1), faxq(8C), hylafax-server(5F)

				August 26, 1996			    PS2FAX(8C)

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