TCHARS 1

NAME

Tchars − Translate characters for Troff.

SYNOPSIS

@BINDIR@/tchars [−e] file

DESCRIPTION

Tchars is a troff pre-processor which translate some ascii code to complex utf-8 characters. Actually, it can only translate a subset of betacode to polytonic greek.

OPTIONS

MACROS

In the troff document, characters that has to be translated must be indicated by one of the following macros:

For tchars to work, you must define these macro to call a font which contain polytonic greek characters, as follow, for example:

.fp 0 G GFSPyrsos otf \" Pyrsos from Greek Font Society
.de CW
\\$3\fG\\$1\fR\\$2
..
.de CL
\fG\\$*\fR
..
.de CS
.    ft G
..
.de CE
.    ft R
..

CODE

A rune is composed of an ascii letter, followed by a representation of an accent. Tchars actually understand the following accents:

The order is significant, it must be: +&’)(\/=|

Tchars actually understand the following letters:

EXAMPLE

The word physis in polytonic greek is written:
.CW fu/sis .

FILES

@BINDIR@/tchars

SEE ALSO

utmac(7).

LICENSE

Tchars and this man page are distributed under the ics license.

AUTHOR

Pierre-Jean Fichet.