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Manuscript Title: TITEL: a letter generating program.
Authors: M. Ramek
Program title: TITEL
Catalogue identifier: AABY_v1_0
Distribution format: gz
Journal reference: Comput. Phys. Commun. 36(1985)433
Programming language: Fortran.
Computer: UNIVAC 1100/81.
Operating system: EXEC 8.
RAM: 56K words
Word size: 36
Peripherals: graph plotter.
Keywords: General purpose, Plot, Typography, Letter generation.
Classification: 14.

Nature of problem:
Generation of 'big letters' on a x/y-plotter for signs, headings, etc., including sub- and superscripts, the letter Angstrom, all German non- ASCII characters, and all Greek letters.

Solution method:
All symbols are generated from predefined shapes as a sequence of parallel vertical strokes.

Max. 20 lines of max. 80 characters; no at-sign, no dollar-sign, no number-sign, no braces, no ampersand, no inverse slash, no underscore, no circumflex, no tilde, no grave accent, no vertical bar.

Unusual features:
Interactive execution from terminal, using format-free input as far as possible.

Running time:
10 s CPU-time, 10 min for plotting.