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Manual Reference Pages  -  MAG (1)

NAME

mag - computes fontsizes and magsteps

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Examples
Date
Author

SYNOPSIS

mag [-Rdpi] magstep . . .

mag [-r] [-Rdpi] fontsize . . .

DESCRIPTION

This tool calculates fontsizes given magsteps. TeXfonts are provided as true sized fonts or as magnifications. The fontsize of a true sized font equals the resolution of the printer (ex. 300). The fontsize of a font magnified n magsteps equals: 1.2ntimes300 rounded to its nearest integer value. Fontnames for TeX fonts normally consists of the name (cmr), pointsize (10), type (pk) and fontsize (360), for example: cmr10.360pk.

EXAMPLES

The result of mag -R240 -2 0 0.5 1 will be:


167 240 263 288





The inverse function is computed with the -r option. The result of mag -r -R240 167 240 263 288 will be the fontsteps:


-2 0 0.5 1





The UNIX shells allow command substitution. One can write:


mag -r -R240 ‘mag -R240 -2 0 0.5 1‘





DATE

18 December, 1989

AUTHOR

Piet Tutelaers
University of Technology Eindhoven
<rcpt@urc.tue.nl>

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