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cedilla

A Best-Effort Text Printer (Works in UTF-8 and Can Replace a2ps)

NAME

cedilla - a best-effort text printer

SYNOPSIS

cedilla [-fs fontset] [-p papersize] [-s size] [-bs baselineskip] [-w] [-h header] [-hb header-baseline] [-f footer] [-fb footer-baseline] infile [outfile]

DESCRIPTION

Cedilla is a text printer that uses Unicode internally and will make heroic efforts to find or design suitable glyphs for exotic or rare characters.

OPTIONS

-fs fontset
Use the list of fonts specified by fontset. The set of available fontsets is listed in the file /etc/cedilla-config.lisp.
-p papersize
Use the paper size specified by papersize (default A4). The set of available paper sizes is listed in the file /etc/cedilla-config.lisp.
-s size Set the font size to size points (default 11).
-bs baselineskip
Separate lines by baselineskip (by default, equal to size).
-w Enable line wrapping.
-h header Set the header format to header. See HEADER AND FOOTER FORMATS below.
-hb header-baseline
Set the header’s baseline to be at a distance of header-baseline (default 1cm) of the top of the page. The argument must be a number in points.
-f footer Set the footer format to header. See HEADER AND FOOTER FORMATS below.
-fb footer-baseline
Set the footer’s baseline to be at a distance of header-baseline of the top of the page.
-v Be verbose about unprintable characters.
-l List all glyphs known to Cedilla in the current fontset.
-V Display the version of Cedilla and exit.
-? Print a short help message and exit.

FILES

/etc/cedilla-config.lisp
the system-wide configuration file for Cedilla.

HEADER AND FOOTER FORMAT

The format passed to the -h and -f options is of the form
[left,]center[,right]
where left, center and right are strings that may contain any of the following sequences:
%% typeset a percent sign
%, typeset a comma
%p typeset the page number as an Arabic number
%P typeset the page number in words
%r typeset the page number as a small Roman number
%R typeset the page number as a Roman number

NOTES

By design, Cedilla only accepts input data in UTF-8. You are expected to use an external converter such as iconv(1) or luit(1) in order to print text encoded in a legacy encoding.
Cedilla is unable to print data that comes from a pipe; this is unavoidable, as Cedilla makes two passes over its input file.

AUTHOR

Cedilla was written by Juliusz Chroboczek <>.
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