[Bug 1689] New: New package: PAPS-0.6

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Tue Nov 15 23:10:35 PST 2005


           Summary: New package: PAPS-0.6
           Product: Beyond LinuxFromScratch
           Version: a-SVN
          Platform: Other
               URL: http://paps.sourceforge.net/
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P4
         Component: BOOK
        AssignedTo: blfs-book at linuxfromscratch.org
        ReportedBy: alexander at linuxfromscratch.org
         QAContact: blfs-book at linuxfromscratch.org

PAPS is a command line tool that converts UTF-8 encoded text files to   
PostScript. This would be a nice addition to the Printing section of the book,   
since neither A2PS nor Enscript support UTF-8 as the input encoding.   
Dependencies: Pango (required), Doxygen (easy to avoid). The build instructions   
are just "./configure --prefix=/usr && make && make install" if one has Doxygen   
installed. A way to avoid this dependency is:   
./configure --prefix=/usr   
make DOXYGEN=true   
make DOXYGEN=true -k install   
This does result in a fully functional installation, but without documentation.   
One can then install TrueType fonts and test PAPS with this command:   
src/test_libpaps >test.ps (then view test.ps with your favourite PostScript   
viewer). Note that you must have TrueType fonts for all of the languages   
mentioned in that test file.   
Then one can invoke the converter with a command similar to the following:   
paps --family monospace UTF-8-demo.txt >UTF-8-demo.ps   
Once PAPS is in the BLFS book, I will remove the statement about "inability to 
print plain-text UTF-8 files from the command line" from the UTF-8 LFS book.

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