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Offline labeas

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Minimalist *.ps/*pdf handling?
« on: August 24, 2017, 07:27:27 PM »
You can't escape the artyClowns these days; even with FOSS:
FreeOpenSharedSoftware. Previously adequate printing without breaking
ASCII, by eg. replacing <quotes> by 3 bytes, now forces us to have.
bloated pdfUtilities.  Which of course all need full X11.
  What's the point of using TC, if you need X11?
The old/classical gs manages with TC and contains various utilities
like: <ps2ascii>, but the <manual writer> wanted to be a poet, and
thinks we can take take a week off to learn the inner-details of gs.
                     
So far I find: opera-12, which renders png/gif/jpg also handles gs;
but adjusting gs's absurdly-baroque-arg-combination to get the font
to readable size, provides no facility to move the <page> to be able
to read the total contents.
           
How do other [non full X11] TC users view *.pdf?
           
== TIA.   

Offline Juanito

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Re: Minimalist *.ps/*pdf handling?
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2017, 01:49:43 AM »
did you try flaxpdf?

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Re: Minimalist *.ps/*pdf handling?
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2017, 12:25:40 AM »
did you try flaxpdf?
YES. The first try was flaxpdf. But that's X11 based.
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It seems pointless to use TC, if you're going to run <full X11>?
Launching opera-12 reports:.
    Opera : Failed to load library libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0
 but that seems wrong since <X11> is not applicable?

opera-12 manages with TC's minimalist flwm, but it's a terribly
patched mess: for its zillion setup-combinations.
IMO chrome's drastic HCI-minimalism is a welcome move against
opera's absurd user setup complexity.
  Working from 1st principles, rather than DoA, DoB...DoN:
       opera-12 /mnt/sdb2/CRG/LNOF4/GE17.jpg
opens a good *.jpg image, which is nicely controllable by opera
for magnification and positioning.
And  massive googSearch leads to the ScrollFrame of the zillion
<file extensions & their handlingBinaries>.

So I was hoping that opera-12 could <magnify and move> the images
that gs creates, like it can for png, gif, jpg images.
But I fail.   Please advise.


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Re: Minimalist *.ps/*pdf handling?
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2017, 12:40:58 AM »
flaxpdf will work with Xfbdev, no?

You should probably look for opera-12 support with the opera guys

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Re: Minimalist *.ps/*pdf handling?
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2017, 02:59:59 AM »
 >  <try opera guys for help>
Yes, but "UPGRADE to Ver 13" when you login is so annoying.