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RE: [Groff] pic -> png/gif/jpeg?

From: James Deri
Subject: RE: [Groff] pic -> png/gif/jpeg?
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2004 10:34:56 -0000

> > Too heavy weight and it forces me to bundle groff with my products.
> > Nothing against groff, I clearly love it, but I don't want that much
> > stuff in my install image.
> I fear there isn't such a thing.  At least I'm not aware of any
> program which directly translates pic code without using groff.  A
> solution could be to add a third mode to pic: Handling text as HTML
> directly; then the pic diagram could be used as a background image.  I
> don't know whether this approach works at all, and I don't have time
> to play around.
>    Werner

Doesn't the GNU PlotUtils package include a utility 'pic2plot' which
converts 'pic' to GIF, PNM, SVG (among others), without using 'groff', I
haven't used the utility but I've used the library which is very nice.



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