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MENSIS

MENSIS

Section: User Commands (1) Updated: 13 October 2003
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NAME

mensis - To or for, by with or from TrueType tables  

SYNOPSIS

mensis [-cmap maptype] [-depth pixeld] [-display str] [-help] [-keyboard ktype] [-nosplash [-script file] [-sync [-usage] [-vc vclass] [-version] fontfile ...  

DESCRIPTION

The program mensis allows you to examine and modify some of the tables in a truetype or opentype font.

If the argument list contains a font file name (or several), pfaedit opens a table view window for each font displaying all the tables in that font In the absence of options or arguments, the program opens a file-picker window, allowing you to browse your disk to find a font file.

This manual page is intended only as a rudimentary overview; see the HTML Users Manual for more complete information. http://mensis.sourceforge.net/  

OPTIONS

-cmap maptype
Employ the specified method to control 8-bit colormaps, where maptype assumes one of these three values:
current
Attempt to allocate colors in the current (shared) colormap. The program will likely not find everything it requires.
copy
Allocate what can be allocated, then copy the current colormap; it can thus make use of cells other programs are using.
private
Create a new colormap and fill it with the required colors.
-depth pixeld
Attempt to employ a visual that matches the specified pixel depth, pixeld.
-display str
Employ the X display specified by the string str (for example: localhost:0).
-help
Display the usage description and start a web client displaying the online documentation.
-keyboard ktype
Alter the displayed menus to employ modifier keys appropriate to the specified keyboard type, where ktype assumes one of the following four values:
ibm
IBM PC type keyboard.
mac
Apple Macintosh keyboard.
sun
Sun workstation keyboard.
ppc
Macintosh keyboard, but on a system running SuSe linux (the mappings differ from those used under MacOS X).
-nosplash
Suppress display of the splash screen.
-script file
Execute the script named file. Does not open the X display. This must be the first argument passed to mensis. Any other arguments are handled by the scriptfile itself. Any other command line arguments will be passed to the script. The program contains a command interpreter which allows access to most but not all of its interactive features. If a scriptfile is executable, and if its first line contains the string "mensis", then the argument -script may be omitted. This means that mensis can be used as an interpreter.
-sync
Make X synchronous. Used primarily for debugging, this option slows X down.
-usage
Display the usage description.
-vc vclass
Attempt to use a visual that matches the class, vclass, specified as either the name of a visual class or an integer enumerating a visual class.
-version
Display the current version (a six digit string containing the date stamp of the source files).
 

ENVIRONMENT

If any of the following environment variables exist, they are used:
BROWSER
Specifies the name of a browser program for examining documentation.
MENSIS_VERBOSE
Turns on verbose mode in scripting. Each statement is printed as it is executed.
 

FILES

/usr/local/share/mensis/*.ui
translations for the user interface
/usr/local/share/doc/mensis/*.html
optional location for online documentation.
 

SEE ALSO

pfaedit(1)

The HTML version of the mensis manual, available online at:

http://mensis.sourceforge.net/.
 

AUTHOR

Copyright (C) 2001-2003 by George Williams (gww@silcom.com).  

BUGS

Undoubtedly many, but unknown and ever changing. See
http://mensis.sourceforge.net/#known-bugs for a current list.


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
ENVIRONMENT
FILES
SEE ALSO
AUTHOR
BUGS

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