Portable PHP library for dynamically generating PostScript files,
with support for the PHP scripting language.
Copyleft (c) 1999-2000 Vilson Cristiano Gartner (firstname.lastname@example.org)
of the Univates's SAGU Team.
The PSLib distribution is available from:
http://codigoaberto.org.br (recently installed, based on the SourceForge. Thanks.)
THIS IS PUBLIC SOFTWARE RELEASED UNDER THE LGPL
see http://www.gnu.org for details on this license.
PSLib is a PHP library for generating PostScript files for the PHP free
scripting language. It offers an easy way of generating PostScript text
and graphics with (so far) limited support for drawing. Call PSlib
functions from within your PHP script and voila: dynamic PS files!
The functions should be quite self-explainable and somehow mimic the well
known proprietary PDFlib which generates dynamic PDF files.
Take a look at History, and make the changes to your old code.
Supported Programming Environments
The PSLib was developed for usage within a PHP script only. Along with
this distribution there is an example called historico.php3 where PSlib is
- basic drawing
lines, rectangles, ...
text in different fonts and sizes, formatting,
built-in font metrics, support for international (Latin, European)
character encoding (must have the included acentos.ps)
- image file formats
support for PostScript files (use the GPL software GIMP to generate or
convert other well known graphic formats to PS)
Supplied Library Clients
PSlib requires a working PHP environment and will run on any platform
that supports PHP.
Where to start?
Read the included example historico.php3 (This example is actually what
originated PSLib.) and functions.txt
PSlib is a work in progress. You can ask questions or contribute through
the e-Mail email@example.com
External libraries used in PSLib
The acentos.ps was extracted from a file generated by the html2ps open
source (GPL) program.
Submitting Bug Reports
Send your bug reports to firstname.lastname@example.org
Clipping Text - formatting text inside a box
Multiple Text FX
Direct PS programming
Any other thing you may find useful. We are really open for contributions.
Licensing and Copyleft
THIS IS LGPL SOFTWARE!
Read the LGPL license at http://www.fsf.org
Copyleft (c) 1999-2000 PSlib Vilson Cristiano Gartner (email@example.com) of the Univates' SAGU Team.
Version 0.03 - December 21, 2000
Major Change: PSLib uses now PHP Class
Lib file name is now: pslib.class. The included pslib.php if for compatibility with
files that require version 0.02 of pslib
Version 0.02 - October 26, 2000
Lib file name changed to pslib.php
Major Bug fixed: page number/count
- Function PS_open: now the parameters are ($file, $author, $title,
- Function PS_begin_page: now the parameters are ($file, $page)
- Function PS_set_acent: are called directly by PS_open.
Version 0.01 - September 1, 2000
Functions: PS_begin_page, PS_close, PS_end_page, PS_line, PS_moveto,
PS_moveto_font, PS_open, PS_open_ps, PS_rect, PS_rect_fill, PS_rotate,
PS_set_font, PS_show, PS_show_eval, PS_show_xy, PS_show_xy_font, PS_set_acent
Ericson C. Smith, for his contribution in the conversion to class