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UNIPRINT(1)			LINUX COMMANDS			   UNIPRINT(1)

NAME
       uniprint	- produce postscript output from unicode text for printing

SYNOPSIS
       uniprint	[ -out output-file ] [ -in input-file ]	[ -decode encoding ] [
       -printer	printer	] [ -L ] [ -media media	] [ -us	] [ -nus ] [ -break  ]
       [  -wrap	 ]  [  -left ] [ -right	] [ -size font-size ] [	-hsize header-
       font-size ] [ -font truetype-font-file ]

DESCRIPTION
       uniprint	is a program from the yudit distribution. It makes a formatted
       poscript	output that can	be saved or directly sent to the printer.  The
       program needs a TrueType	font that has unicode table in order  to oper-
       ate.

       If you are running Linux	you most probably have unicode truetype	fonts,
       because there are very few vendors, if any. who give discount if	you do
       not  buy	 Windows. If you are running other Unices it is	still possible
       to get a	freely available font. I have made ciberbit.ttf	a default font
       for   uniprint,	 mainly	  because   it	is  freely  downloadable  from
       http://www.bitstream.com/.

       The postcript output contains all drawing information. No  extra	 fonts
       are  needed,  and it can	be printed on any postscript printer.  You may
       encounter probkems with old ghostview or	old printers. I	used this pro-
       gram with ghostscript 5.10 because 2.6.2	gave me	stack overflow error.

OPTIONS
       -out ouput-file
	      Do  not  sent  the output	to the printer,	put it in the file in-
	      stead.  If the '-' character is specified, send  the  postscript
	      data  to the standard output.

       -in input-file
	      If  specified  read  the document	from a file. Read stdin	other-
	      wise.

       -decode encoding
	      specifies	the encoding of	the input text.	  All  encodings  that
	      are available for	uniconv	can be used. If	not specified encoding
	      is set to	utf-8.

       -printer	printer
	      Send the postscript  output  to  printer	through	 the  'lpr  -P
	      Printer' command.

       -break option  makes  this  program print a graphical representation of
	      line breaking characters.

       -us    option turns on uniscribe	emulation. For some scripts  emulation
	      is turned	on by default.

       -nus   option turns off uniscribe emulation. For	some scripts emulation
	      is turned	off by default.

       -wrap  option makes this	program	do a simplistic	line breaking on  word
	      boundaries.

       -left  option sets the embedding	of the document	to Left.

       -right option sets the embedding	of the document	to Right.

       -L     Selects landscape	printing. The default is portrait.

       -media media
	      Sets  paper  size. The default is	A4. The	following media	values
	      are accepted: A3,	A4, A5,	B4, B5,	Executive, Folio, Ledger,  Le-
	      gal, Letter, Quarto, Statement, Tabloid

       -size font-size
	      sets the size of the font	for the	text body in points.

       -hsize heder-font-size
	      sets  the	 size  of  the font for	the header in points.  If zero
	      size is specified, no header is printed.

       -font truetype-font
	      specifies	the font to be used for	printing.

	      truetype-font  is	 the  full  pathname   of   the	  font,	  like
	      /somepath/myfonts/cyberbit.ttf  or just the name of the file cy-
	      berbit.ttf.  The fonts are searched using	 yudit.fontpath	 prop-
	      erty in ~/.yudit/yudit.properties	or /usr/local/share/yudit/con-
	      fig/yudit.properties.  directory where the font files are	 kept.
	      By  default  /usr/local/share/yudit/fonts	and ~/.yudit/fonts are
	      searched.	 This option can be specified multiple times, to  cre-
	      ate a virtual font.

FILES
       ~/.yudit/yudit.properties  or /usr/local/share/yudit/config/yudit.prop-
       erties can have yudit.fontpath and yudit.datapath properties.  The for-
       mer  is	where  the  font  files, the latter is where the map files are
       kept.  By default /usr/local/share/yudit/fonts is searched.

SEE ALSO
	uniconv

AUTHOR
       This program  was written by gsinai@iname.com (Gaspar Sinai), using the
       code  of	ttf2pfa	program	that was written by Adrew Weeks.  Last Updated
       Tokyo, 2	November, 2001.

LINUX COMMANDS			  Nov 25 1997			   UNIPRINT(1)

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