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       text2gif  - A program to generate GIF images out of regular text.  Text can be one line or
       multi-line, and is converted using 8 by 8 fixed font.


       text2gif [-q] [-s ClrMapSize] [-f FGClr] [-c R G B] [-t Text ] [-h]

       This program reads stdin if no text is provided on the command line (-t),  and  will  dump
       the created GIF file to stdout.





               Quiet  mode.   Defaults off on MSDOS, on under UNIX.  Controls printout of running
              scan lines.  Use -q- to invert.

       [-s ClrMapSize]

              Explicitly defines the size of the color map of the resulting gif  image.   Usually
              the  image  will  be bicolor with fg as color 1, unless [-f] is explicitly given in
              case the color map size will be big enough to hold it.   However  it  is  sometimes
              convenient  to  set  the color map size to certain size while the fg color is small
              mainly so this image may be merged with another (images must match color map size).

       [-f FG]

               Select foreground index (background is always  0).   By  default  it  is  one  and
              therefore  the image result is bicolored.  if FG is set to n then color map will be
              created with 2^k entries where 2^k > n for minimum k, assuming k <= 8.  This  color
              map  will  be  all zeros except this forground index. This option is useful if this
              text image should be integrated into other image colormap using their colors.

       [-c R G B]

               The color to use as the foreground color.  White by default.

       [-t "Text"]

               One line of text can be provided on the command line.  Note you  must  encapsulate
              the  Text  within quotes if it has spaces (The quotes themselves are not treated as
              part of the text).  If no -t option is provided, stdin is read until end of file.


               Print one line command line help, similar to Usage above.


       There is a hardcoded limit of 100 the number of lines.


       Gershon Elber

       Man page created by T.Gridel <>, originally  written  by  Eric  S.  Raymond

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