aspic - a line-art processor
aspic [<options>] [<source file> [<destination file>]]
Aspic is a program that processes a textual description of a line art
graphic, and converts it into a form that is suitable for inclusion in
another document. The default output format is Encapsulated PostScript,
but there is also support for Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), and there
is legacy support for the SGCAL text processor. For a full
specification, see the reference manual. This man page contains only a
description of the command line interface.
If no source or destination file names are given, Aspic reads from the
standard input and writes to the standard output. Alternatively, a
single hyphen character may be given as a file name to indicate the
standard input or output streams. Error messages are written to the
standard error stream.
-help Give some help information and exit.
-nv Disable the use of Aspic variables (dollar is no longer
-ps Output is encapsulated PostScript. This is the default.
-svg Output is Scalar Vector Graphics (SVG), an XML application.
-sgcal Output is input for the SGCAL text formatter (not generally
-tr Translate certain characters (e.g. grave accent becomes
-v Verify the Aspic version number, and exit.
Last updated: 01 March 2008
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