General Purpose PostScript Generating Utility
5.2 Map Files
Many things are defined through files. There is a general scheme to
associate an object to the files to use: map files. They are typically
resolve aliases. For instance the ISO-8859-1 encoding is also called
ISO Latin 1, or Latin 1 for short. The `encoding.map' file will
map these three names to the same Encoding Description File.
cope with broken files systems. For instance,
the-one-you-know-I-don't-need-to-name cannot handle files named
`Courier-BoldOblique.afm': it is the same as
`Courier-Bold.afm'. The `fonts.map' file is here to associate
a font file name to a font name.
The syntax of these files is:
any empty line, or any line starting by a `#' is a comment.
a line with the format
requests that the file designated by path be included at this
any other line has the format
meaning that when looking for key (e.g., name of a font, an
encoding etc.), a2ps should use value (e.g., font file name,
encoding description file name etc.).
The map files used in a2ps are:
- Resolving encodings aliases.
- Mapping font names to font file names.
- Rules to decide what style sheet to use.