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# 1  
Old 12-24-2014
Text to pdf

Is there a way to covert te attached text file to a pdf?

I have tried:
Code:
 enscript-p output.ps article.txt

PRE.cjk { font-family: "WenQuanYi Micro Hei",monospace; }PRE.ctl { font-family: "Lohit Hindi",monospace; }P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; }
Code:
awk '{ A[$1]=$2; next} END { for (i in A) print "mv\x27"A[i]"\x27",i".pdf" }' article.txt | sh

[/CODE]

Thank you Smilie.
# 2  
Old 12-24-2014
I dunno what you're doing exactly.

Linux and several other flavors have:
Consider using a2ps, and ps2pdf. Convert text to ps first with a2ps, then convert the output of that to pdf with ps2pdf.

Note: you may have ps2pdf13 or something like that. The "13" part refers to the version of pdf, in this example version 1.3. You want the latest version, maybe 13 or 14.
# 3  
Old 12-24-2014
I am not quite sure how to properly run the commands. I am just trying to take the article.txt which is a publication downloaded in text format and make it a pdf.

It sounds like
Code:
 a2ps

followed by
Code:
 ps2pdf

will do but I am not sure of the correct syntax. Thank you Smilie.

I also tried:
Code:
 enscript -B --margins=10:10: -o outputfile.ps -f Courier@7.3/10 article.txt
$ ps2pdfwr outputfile.ps new.pdf
$ rm outputfile.ps

and attached the output. [/CODE]

Thank you Smilie.
# 4  
Old 12-24-2014
Actually, I think your main problem is that the original file is UCS2-LE. And you may need plain ascii to use most tools, but you could convert to UTF-8 and then load and print to pdf using a browser (just an example). Shoot... you could actually do that using the UCS original file.

Anyway, to convert (for example) from UCS2-LE to UTF-8 you could do:

Code:
iconv -f UCS-2LE -t UTF-8 -o article-utf8.txt article.txt

Of course, you need iconv on your platform. But who knows, maybe the view and print from browser (e.g. Firefox) would work in your case?

Hope this gets you pointed in the right direction.
# 5  
Old 12-24-2014
UCS2-LE is UTF-16. How did you see that - the sample was straight text?
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# 6  
Old 12-24-2014
Actually, I just used the file command and saw it was UTF-16 Little-endian
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# 7  
Old 12-24-2014
Thank you Smilie.

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