Introduction to paps

paps is a text to PostScript converter that works through Pango. Its input is a UTF-8 encoded text file and it outputs vectorized PostScript. It may be used for printing any complex script supported by Pango.

Package Information

paps Dependencies





User Notes:

Installation of paps

Install paps by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr &&

To test the results, issue: src/test_libpaps > View the output file in any available PostScript viewer and visually compare it to doc/example-output.png. The results of the output will be more robust with DejaVu, Arphic, and Kochi fonts installed as explained in the Xft Font Protocol Section of the X Window System configuration.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

make DOXYGEN=true; make DOXYGEN=true -k install: Use these commands if Doxygen is not installed. Documentation will not be installed.


Installed Program: paps
Installed Library: libpaps.a
Installed Directory: /usr/share/doc/libpaps

Short Descriptions


is a text to PostScript converter that supports UTF-8 character encoding.

Last updated on 2007-01-18 13:38:19 -0600