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       kic - an editor for integrated circuits and photolithography masks


       kic [-t <tech>] [-d <display>] [<kicfile>]

       <tech> Information  about layer names and general preferences are taken
              from  the  file  stored   in   the   library   with   the   name
              kic_tech.<tech>  ,  e.g  with  the option -tabc , the technology
              file is used. Technology files are searched in  the
              current  directory  or  the  one  defined  with  the environment
              variable KIC_LIB_DIR.

              is the X11 display name to be used. If not given, $DISPLAY  will
              be used.

              is the file that should be edited.


       kic  is  an  interactive  graphical editor for drawing patterns used to
       generate photomasks for lithography (production of integrated  circuits
       etc).  Note from the README file accompanying the distribution:

       KIC is distributed by Whiteley Research Inc.,

       Disclaimer:   Steve Whiteley and Whiteley Research Inc. don’t guarantee
       or imply that this software is suitable for any purpose.  This is  free
       public domain software, use at your own risk.

       More  help  is  to  be found in the built-in help or in the stand-alone
       help reader kichelp (which accesses the same file).


              directory where technology files, logo font, and help texts  are
              stored   (default   depends   on   the   installation,  probably


              help file for kichelp and builtin help (formatted ASCII, can  be

              technology files

              font for LOGO (text writing) command


       Too large files (flat of several dozens of MB) may hang the program.

       If  a  layer is not defined in the current technology file, the program
       just complains and shows  nothing.  The  user  has  to  add  the  layer
       manually  (either  with  the  ATTri  command  or in the technology file

       Layer names with less than  4  characters  may  not  be  recognized  in
       imported  files,  if  the  layer  definition line does not end with ’;’

       Coordinates with resolutions below 1/10  of  the  unit  (1um  normally)
       cannot  be  generated  with KIC but are displayed correctly. Coordinate
       entry (CTRL-E) is a replacement for pointing, therefore also subject to
       grid snapping (i.e, truncation).


       kichelp (stand-alone help reader, no manpage)


       This manpage was written by Y.Bonetti
       for  the  Debian  GNU/Linux  project,  based  on  the  KIC sources, its
       accompanying documentation, and experience.

$Date: 2007/11/06 16:11:07 $   $Revision: 1.1 $