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pbmtextps General Commands Manual pbmtextps

NAME

pbmtextps – render text into a bitmap via postscript

SYNOPSIS

pbmtextps [-font fontfile] [-fontsize fontsize] [-resolution resolu‐
tion] [-stroke strokesize] [-verbose [text]

DESCRIPTION

pbmtextps takes a single line of text from the command line and renders
it into a PBM image.

The image is cropped at the top and the right. It is not cropped at the
left or bottom so that the text begins at the same position relative to
the origin. You can use pnmcrop to crop it all the way.

OPTIONS

-font By default, pbmtextps uses TimesRoman. You can specify the font
to use with the -font option. This is the name of any valid
postscript font which is installed on your system.

-fontsize
Size of font in points. See the -resolution option for informa‐
tion on how to interpret this size.

Default is 24 points.

-resolution
Resolution in dots per inch of distance measurements pertaining
to generation of the image. PBM images don’t have any inherent
resolution, so a distance such as “1 inch” doesn’t mean anything
unless you separately specify what resolution you’re talking
about. That’s what this option does.

In particular, the meaning of the font size is determined by
this resolution. If the font size is 24 points and the resolu‐
tion is 150 dpi, then the font size is 50 pixels.

Default is 150 dpi.

-stroke
Width of line to use for stroke font. There is no default stroke
width because the letters are solid by default.

USAGE
See pbmtext for usage examples.

SEE ALSO

pbmtext, pnmcut, pnmcrop, pnmcomp, ppmchange, pnmro‐
tate(1), ppmlabel, pbm(5)

AUTHOR

Copyright (C) 2002 by James McCann

02 January 2003 pbmtextps

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