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.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.7 platform.

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Installation of paps

Install paps by running the following commands:

patch -Np1 -i ../paps-0.6.8-freetype_fix-1.patch &&
./configure --prefix=/usr --mandir=/usr/share/man &&

To test the results, issue: src/test_libpaps > View the output file in any available PostScript viewer and visually compare it to doxygen-doc/html/example-output.png in the source tree. 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 &&
install -v -m755 -d                 /usr/share/doc/paps-0.6.8 &&
install -v -m644 doxygen-doc/html/* /usr/share/doc/paps-0.6.8


Installed Program: paps
Installed Library: libpaps.a
Installed Directory: /usr/share/doc/paps-0.6.8

Short Descriptions


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

Last updated on 2015-03-01 14:14:32 -0800