mensis - To or for, by with or from TrueType tables
mensis [-cmap maptype] [-depth pixeld] [-display str] [-help]
[-keyboard ktype] [-nosplash [-script file] [-sync [-usage] [-vc
vclass] [-version] fontfile ...
The program mensis allows you to examine and modify some of the tables
in a truetype or opentype font.
If the argument list contains a font file name (or several), pfaedit
opens a table view window for each font displaying all the tables in
that font In the absence of options or arguments, the program opens a
file-picker window, allowing you to browse your disk to find a font
This manual page is intended only as a rudimentary overview; see the
HTML Users Manual for more complete information.
Employ the specified method to control 8-bit colormaps, where
maptype assumes one of these three values:
Attempt to allocate colors in the current (shared)
colormap. The program will likely not find everything it
copy Allocate what can be allocated, then copy the current
colormap; it can thus make use of cells other programs
Create a new colormap and fill it with the required
Attempt to employ a visual that matches the specified pixel
Employ the X display specified by the string str (for example:
-help Display the usage description and start a web client displaying
the online documentation.
Alter the displayed menus to employ modifier keys appropriate to
the specified keyboard type, where ktype assumes one of the
following four values:
ibm IBM PC type keyboard.
mac Apple Macintosh keyboard.
sun Sun workstation keyboard.
ppc Macintosh keyboard, but on a system running SuSe linux
(the mappings differ from those used under MacOS X).
Suppress display of the splash screen.
Execute the script named file. Does not open the X display.
This must be the first argument passed to mensis. Any other
arguments are handled by the scriptfile itself. Any other
command line arguments will be passed to the script. The
program contains a command interpreter which allows access to
most but not all of its interactive features. If a scriptfile
is executable, and if its first line contains the string
"mensis", then the argument -script may be omitted. This means
that mensis can be used as an interpreter.
-sync Make X synchronous. Used primarily for debugging, this option
slows X down.
-usage Display the usage description.
Attempt to use a visual that matches the class, vclass,
specified as either the name of a visual class or an integer
enumerating a visual class.
Display the current version (a six digit string containing the
date stamp of the source files).
If any of the following environment variables exist, they are used:
Specifies the name of a browser program for examining
Turns on verbose mode in scripting. Each statement is printed as
it is executed.
translations for the user interface
optional location for online documentation.
The HTML version of the mensis manual, available online at:
Copyright (C) 2001-2003 by George Williams (email@example.com).
Undoubtedly many, but unknown and ever changing. See
http://mensis.sourceforge.net/#known-bugs for a current list.
13 October 2003