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       aspic - a line-art processor


       aspic [<options>] [<source file> [<destination file>]]


       Aspic  is  a  program  that  processes  a  textual  description of a line art graphic, and
       converts it into a form that is suitable for inclusion in another  document.  The  default
       output  format  is  Encapsulated PostScript, but there is also support for Scalable Vector
       Graphics (SVG), and there is legacy support for the  SGCAL  text  processor.  For  a  full
       specification,  see the reference manual. This man page contains only a description of the
       command line interface.

       If no source or destination file names are given, Aspic reads from the standard input  and
       writes  to the standard output. Alternatively, a single hyphen character may be given as a
       file name to indicate the standard input or output streams. Error messages are written  to
       the standard error stream.


       -help     Give some help information and exit.

       -nv       Disable the use of Aspic variables (dollar is no longer special).

       -ps       Output is encapsulated PostScript. This is the default.

       -svg      Output is Scalar Vector Graphics (SVG), an XML application.

       -sgcal    Output is input for the SGCAL text formatter (not generally released).

       -tr       Translate certain characters (e.g. grave accent becomes opening quote).

       -v        Verify the Aspic version number, and exit.


       Philip Hazel


       Last updated: 01 March 2008
       Copyright (c) 2008 University of Cambridge.