Convertible... Converts.... No Wait - I know! Conversion Utilites (TXT/PDF)
I'm back! hopefully somebody is tuning in to this channel :-) cause I could do with a little help from my friends!
To further a charity project I am involved in, I am looking for a Linux based utility that is able to convert a native DOS text to PDF
The text is written in Codepage 850 and contains control codes i.e. special characters that no regular wordproccessor I know seems to like... (I wonder why - I kinda like em)
I need to convert the text file and have it looking the same, or at the least looking very very close to the way I am able to display it using a little text viewer utility.
The utility incidentally is written in Linux then compiled to run in Win98 ;-)
Why PDF - well the PDF format is readable by.... a heck of a lot more people than the text file is now!
Furthermore I might need to produce similar text based files for up to nine CP850 based languages.
But most importantly the PDF will be printable by most anyone anywhere using virtually any OS - Yes I know the text file should be as well but people prefer the lazy approach... Don't we all?