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NAME

       hvectext - construct Geomview VECT text object from Hershey fonts

SYNOPSIS

       hvectext [-w totallength] [-s textheight] [-plane xy|xz|yz] [-at X Y Z]
            [-align n|s|e|w|ne|nw|se|sw|c] [-hershey fontfile.gsf] [--] text string ...

DESCRIPTION

       Hvectext generates a Geomview/OOGL vector-text object, of given  height  or  total  length
       (default -s .25).  It aligns the given 3-D point (default -at 0 0 0) with the given corner
       of the text (default -align c).  Alignment specs are like geographic directions; -align sw
       puts  the  ``at''  point  at  the ``southwest'' corner of the text, so that its lower left
       corner is at that coordinate.

       The corresponding VECT object is  written  to  standard  output.   If  no  non-blank  text
       characters are given, hvectext produces a null geom object ("{ }") as output.

       The special option -- marks the end of options; it's useful in case the text itself begins
       with a hyphen.

       Hvectext accepts Ghostscript Hershey fonts; the built-in default is  Hershey-Plain-Simplex
       a.k.a.  hrpl_s.gsf.  Others of interest: hrsy_r.gsf (Symbol), hrpl_t.gsf (Triplex).  For a
       complete list, see all the Ghostscript font files of nontrivial  size  whose  names  begin
       with "hr".

       Although  there's  no way to switch fonts within the string, the first line of output from
       hvectext is an OOGL comment resembling:
       # Continue with: -align sw -plane xy -s 0.25 -at 1.24378 0 0
       giving options for hvectext to continue the string where it left off.

ENVIRONMENT

       GS_FONTPATH, if present, is a colon-separated list of directories in  which  Hershey  font
       files are sought.

FILES

       perl (either version 4 or 5) must be installed.

       /usr/local/lib/ghostscript/fonts  is  searched  if -hershey is given and GS_FONTPATH isn't
       set.