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ogonkify (1)


ogonkify - international support for PostScript


ogonkify  [-p  procset] [-e encoding] [-r Old=New] [-a] [-c]
[-h] [-t] [-A] [-C] [-H] [-T] [-AT] [-CT] [-ATH] [-CTH] [-E]
[-N] [-M] [-mp] [-SO] [-AX] [-F] [-RS] [--] file ...


User Commands                                         OGONKIFY(1)

     ogonkify - international support for PostScript

     ogonkify  [-p  procset] [-e encoding] [-r Old=New] [-a] [-c]
     [-h] [-t] [-A] [-C] [-H] [-T] [-AT] [-CT] [-ATH] [-CTH] [-E]
     [-N] [-M] [-mp] [-SO] [-AX] [-F] [-RS] [--] file ...

     ogonkify does various munging of PostScript files related to
     printing in different languages.  Its main use is to  filter
     the  output  of Netscape, Mosaic and other programs in order
     to print in languages that don't use the  standard  Western-
     European encoding (ISO 8859-1).

     Installation  instructions are provided in the file INSTALL.
     Assuming the installation has been correctly completed, save
     the  PostScript  output of Netscape or Mosaic to a file, say  Then print it using

          % ogonkify -AT -N | lpr

     in the case of Netscape, or

          % ogonkify -AT -M | lpr

     in the case of Mosaic.

     You may want to change the -AT option to -CT in order to use
     a high quality Courier font from IBM (at the price of slower

     An alternative way to print from  Netscape  is  to  set  the
     printing command in the printing dialog box to:

          ogonkify -AT -N | lpr

     For more details, see the USAGE section below.

     -p   Includes the specified procset in the output file.

     -e   Set  the  encoding  of  the output. Defaults to L2 (ISO
          8859-2, a.k.a. ISO Latin-2). Other possible values  are
          L1  (ISO  8859-1,  a.k.a. ISO Latin-1), L3 (ISO 8859-3,
          a.k.a.  ISO  Latin-3),  L4  (ISO  8859-4,  a.k.a.   ISO

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          Latin-4),  L5 (ISO 8859-9, a.k.a. ISO Latin-5), L6 (ISO
          8859-10, a.k.a. ISO Latin-6), L7 (ISO  8859-13,  a.k.a.
          ISO  Latin-7),  L9  (ISO  8859-15, a.k.a. ISO Latin-9),
          CP1250 (Microsoft Code Page 1250,  a.k.a.  CeP),  ibmpc
          (Original IBM-PC encoding), mac (Apple Macintosh encod-
          ing) and hp (HP Roman Encoding).

     -r   Use the font New in place of Old.  Will lead to ugly or
          unreadable output when the metrics mismatch.

     -a   Do  the  right font remappings for using Courier-Ogonki
          in place of Courier (the a stands for  Adobe  Courier).
          This avoids downloading any fonts to the printer.

     -c   Do  the  right font remappings for using IBM Courier in
          place of Adobe Courier.

     -t   Do   the    right    font    remappings    for    using
          Times-Roman-Ogonki in place of Times-Roman.

     -h   Do the right font remappings for using Helvetica-Ogonki
          in place of Helvetica.

     -A   Like -a but also downloads the Courier-Ogonki fonts.

     -C   Like -c, but also downloads the IBM Courier fonts.

     -H   Like -h, but also  downloads  the  Helvetica-xxx-Ogonki

     -T   Like -t, but also downloads the Times-xxx-Ogonki fonts.

     -CT  Equivalent to -C -T.

     -CTH Equivalent to -C -T -H.

     -E   Add the Euro currency sign to all standard  fonts  (use
          with -e L9).

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     -N   Do Netscape processing.

     -M   Do Mosaic processing.

     -mp  Do  mp  processing.   Will  not work with the -A option
          (use -C instead).

     -SO  Do StarOffice processing.

     -AX  Do ApplixWare processing.

     -F   Do XFig processing.

     -RS  Recode standard fonts.  This is  likely  to  work  with
          applications that leave fonts in AdobeStandardEncoding,
          typically applications that do not even support  print-
          ing even of characters.

     --   End options.

     Let  us  assume that you want to print a WWW page encoded in
     ISO Latin-2. Netscape stubbornly insists on printing  it  as
     ISO Latin-1. By using the File->Print command, have Netscape
     send the output to a file, say

     As ogonkify is configured for ISO Latin-2 by default,  pass-
     ing it the PostScript generated by Netscape will correct the
     encoding of the fonts. It is enough to do:

          % ogonkify -N < | lpr

     However, most printers do not have  fonts  with  the  needed
     characters  installed;  synthesized fonts will be downloaded
     and used instead of Courier and Times-Roman with -AT, and  a
     very good Courier font from IBM will be used with: -CT.  The
     command will therefore typically be:

          % ogonkify -N -AT < | lpr

     or eventually

          % ogonkify -N -CT < | lpr

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     Typical usage with other programs is:

          % ogonkify -M -AT < | lpr
          % ogonkify -mp -AT < | lpr
          % ogonkify -SO -AT < | lpr
          % ogonkify -AX -ATH < | lpr
          % ogonkify -XF -ATH < | lpr

     Characters with an `ogonek' should  be  constructed  differ-
     ently (for instance, the `ogonek' used with an `a' should be
     differently shaped than the one used with an `e'.)

     It would be better to patch the programs we have the sources
     to than to post-process the produced PostScript.

     The program is written in Perl.

     See   attributes(5)   for   descriptions  of  the  following

     |Availability   | print/filter/a2ps |
     |Stability      | Volatile          |
     In order to view the output PostScript with Ghostscript, you
     might  need  to  run  gs  with  the  flag -dNOPLATFONTS, and
     ghostview with the flag -arguments -dNOPLATFONTS.

     Netscape, IBM, Adobe, PostScript, StarOffice, ApplixWare and
     possibly others are registered trademarks.

     Much  of  the composite character data have been provided by
     Primoz Peterlin, H. Turgut  Uyar,  Ricardas  Cepas,  Kristof
     Petrovay and Jan Prikryl.

     Jacek  Pliszka provided the support for StarOffice.  Andrzej
     Baginski provided the support for ApplixWare.

     Markku Rossi wrote genscript and provided many useful encod-
     ing vectors with the distribution.

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     Throughout   writing   the   Postscript  code,  I  used  the
     ghostscript interpreter, by Peter Deutsch.

     Larry Wall wrote perl, the syntax and semantics of which are
     a never ending source of puzzlement.

     Juliusz  Chroboczek <>, with help from loads
     of people.

     This  software  was   built   from   source   available   at    The  original
     community       source       was       downloaded       from

     Further  information about this software can be found on the
     open source community  website  at

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