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NAME

       Pod::Text::Overstrike - Convert POD data to formatted overstrike text

SYNOPSIS

           use Pod::Text::Overstrike;
           my $parser = Pod::Text::Overstrike->new (sentence => 0, width => 78);

           # Read POD from STDIN and write to STDOUT.
           $parser->parse_from_filehandle;

           # Read POD from file.pod and write to file.txt.
           $parser->parse_from_file ('file.pod', 'file.txt');

DESCRIPTION

       Pod::Text::Overstrike is a simple subclass of Pod::Text that highlights output text using
       overstrike sequences, in a manner similar to nroff.  Characters in bold text are
       overstruck (character, backspace, character) and characters in underlined text are
       converted to overstruck underscores (underscore, backspace, character).  This format was
       originally designed for hard-copy terminals and/or line printers, yet is readable on soft-
       copy (CRT) terminals.

       Overstruck text is best viewed by page-at-a-time programs that take advantage of the
       terminal's stand-out and underline capabilities, such as the less program on Unix.

       Apart from the overstrike, it in all ways functions like Pod::Text.  See Pod::Text for
       details and available options.

BUGS

       Currently, the outermost formatting instruction wins, so for example underlined text
       inside a region of bold text is displayed as simply bold.  There may be some better
       approach possible.

SEE ALSO

       Pod::Text, Pod::Simple

       The current version of this module is always available from its web site at
       <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/software/podlators/>.  It is also part of the Perl core
       distribution as of 5.6.0.

AUTHOR

       Joe Smith <Joe.Smith@inwap.com>, using the framework created by Russ Allbery
       <rra@stanford.edu>.

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

       Copyright 2000 by Joe Smith <Joe.Smith@inwap.com>.  Copyright 2001, 2004, 2008 by Russ
       Allbery <rra@stanford.edu>.

       This program is free software; you may redistribute it and/or modify it under the same
       terms as Perl itself.