Input files containing PostScript may be specified on the command line. If none are given, then ps2fax will read from standard input.
By default, ps2fax will generate a 98 line/inch output document whose page width is 1728 pixels and page length is 297 mm (a standard A4 page at low resolution). Horizontal resolution is always 204 dpi. The -r option can be used to specifiy an alternate vertical resolution (typically 196 lpi for fine resolution). The page width and page length can be specified with the -w and -l options, respectively. Note that page width is specified in pixels, while page length is specified in millimeters.
The -o option is used to specify the name of the output file. If no filename is given, the output is placed in a file named ps.fax.
By default, output is compressed using the standard Group 3 1D encoding scheme, with EOL codes padded to byte boundaries. If the -2 option is specified, output is encoded with the optional Group 3 2D encoding scheme (EOL codes are still padded to byte boundaries). 1D encoding can also be explicitly specified with the -1 option.
The default environment includes support for the following
Adobe Type 1 fonts:
AvantGarde-Book Helvetica-Narrow-Oblique AvantGarde-BookOblique Lithos-Bold AvantGarde-Demi NewCenturySchlbk-Bold AvantGarde-DemiOblique NewCenturySchlbk-BoldItalic Bookman-Demi NewCenturySchlbk-Italic Bookman-DemiItalic NewCenturySchlbk-Roman Bookman-Light Palatino-Bold Bookman-LightItalic Palatino-BoldItalic Courier Palatino-Italic Courier-Bold Palatino-Roman Courier-BoldOblique StoneSerif Courier-Oblique Symbol Helvetica Tekton Helvetica-Bold Times-Bold Helvetica-BoldOblique Times-BoldItalic Helvetica-Oblique Times-Italic Helvetica-Narrow Times-Roman Helvetica-Narrow-Bold ZapfChancery-MediumItalic Helvetica-Narrow-BoldOblique ZapfDingbats
/var/spool/fax/etc/dpsprinter.ps PostScript code read at startup for DPS /usr/lib/DPS/default.dps_vm startup VM file for DPS /usr/lib/DPS/outline Type 1 fonts for DPS /usr/lib/DPS/prebuilt prebuilt versions of fonts for DPS
No prebuilt bitmap fonts are currently available. This would greatly improve legibility at low resolutions, as the rendering of outline fonts at 98 lpi is particularly poor.
Created by unroff & hp-tools. © by Hans-Peter Bischof. All Rights Reserved (1997).
Last modified 21/April/97