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Pod::Text::Overstrike

Section: Perl Programmers Reference Guide (3)
Updated: 2001-09-21
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NAME

Pod::Text::Overstrike - Convert POD data to formatted overstrike text  

SYNOPSIS

    use Pod::Text::Overstrike;
    my $parser = Pod::Text::Overstrike->new (sentence => 0, width => 78);

    # Read POD from STDIN and write to STDOUT.
    $parser->parse_from_filehandle;

    # Read POD from file.pod and write to file.txt.
    $parser->parse_from_file ('file.pod', 'file.txt');

 

DESCRIPTION

Pod::Text::Overstrike is a simple subclass of Pod::Text that highlights output text using overstrike sequences, in a manner similar to nroff. Characters in bold text are overstruck (character, backspace, character) and characters in underlined text are converted to overstruck underscores (underscore, backspace, character). This format was originally designed for hardcopy terminals and/or lineprinters, yet is readable on softcopy (CRT) terminals.

Overstruck text is best viewed by page-at-a-time programs that take advantage of the terminal's stand-out and underline capabilities, such as the less program on Unix.

Apart from the overstrike, it in all ways functions like Pod::Text. See Pod::Text for details and available options.  

BUGS

Currently, the outermost formatting instruction wins, so for example underlined text inside a region of bold text is displayed as simply bold. There may be some better approach possible.  

SEE ALSO

Pod::Text, Pod::Parser

The current version of this module is always available from its web site at <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/software/podlators/>. It is also part of the Perl core distribution as of 5.6.0.  

AUTHOR

Joe Smith <Joe.Smith@inwap.com>, using the framework created by Russ Allbery <rra@stanford.edu>.  

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Copyright 2000 by Joe Smith <Joe.Smith@inwap.com>. Copyright 2001 by Russ Allbery <rra@stanford.edu>.

This program is free software; you may redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.


 

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