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a2psj − perl version of Miguel Santana’s a2ps (support KANJI)


a2psj [options] files...


This manual page documents briefly the a2psj command. This manual page was written for the Debian distribution because the original program does not have a manual page. Instead, it has documentation in the GNU Info format; see below.

a2psj is a program that converts file(s) or standard input to PostScript.


These programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (‘-’). A summary of options is included below. For a complete description, see the Info files.
−h, −−help

Show summary of options.

−v, −−version

Show version of program.

−l <string>

label string

−L <string>

sub-label string (%default="%month %mday %year %hour:%min")


tail label (t)


numbering (nn)


header (h)


scale (s)


punch mark (nm)


wide page (nw)


portrait (np)


folding (f)


convert to jis code (c)


reset sheet number on each file (r)


use bold/gothic font for overstruck characters (b)


use oblique font for underlined characters (o)


font size or maginificent (6.6 or 9.8)


normal font (C: Courier)


bold font (B: Courier-Bold)


underline font (O: Courier-BoldOblique)


kanji:ascii font size ratio (1.0)


adjust ascii font height to Japanese (1.0)


Paper size US letter / A4 / B4

−toc <pattern>

specify table of contents pattern


This manual page was written by Ryuichi Arafune <arafune AT debian DOT org>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others).