bibelot.pl is a Perl script that formats and converts text documents into compressed PalmDoc .pdb files, suitable for reading on a Palm or Handspring device with any standard PalmDoc reader (AportisDoc, CSpotRun, RichReader, TealDoc, etc.). It was written primarily for formatting etexts from the Project Gutenberg, but works well for most text files.
psbind examines the margins in a PostScript document and rearranges the pages to fit them onto paper efficiently. It outputs a transformed PostScript document. Because psbind detects the margins in its input automatically, it is particularly useful on documents with large or unbalanced margins.
p is a pager like more or less. It is more conservative with screen handling and thus does not screw up the screen as easily as more or less. p uses its own termcap package with TERMPATH support that makes it easy to have a local .termcap file in the user's home directory to override bad termcap entries. p supports three text attributes for nroff: bold, italic, and bold-italic. p is able to find patterns in higlighted text, unlike more or less. p also filters out unprintable characters.
MpFot allows you to create MetaPost files from images in JPEG or GIF format. It uses Java2 and can optionally process the images before rendering to MetaPost files. MpFot can currently modify brilliance, color balance, and saturation, and it can also perform posterization, inversion of colors, and manual cropping. All the changes can be compared with the original image through a courtain-like facility.
Parse Direct User Access Terminal mitigates information overload from aviation weather brief downloads. The USA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Direct User Access Terminal (DUAT) standard, outlook, and abbreviated weather brief are broken into a hierarchy of files. Each file contains one METAR/NOTAM/PIREP/TAF/etc. Options allow input of HTML source or text, output of HTML or text, and a flat directory or multi-level directory. As separate files, NOTAMS/etc. scripts can quickly identify changed information, or prioritize for relevance. Parsing is lossless and the complete original text can be reconstructed using cpp(1).
rtf2latex2e is an utility to convert RTF files from popular word processors to the LaTeX2e format for those who value quality typesetting. rtf2latex2e uses the RTF reader package by Paul DuBois to parse the RTF code and generates an appropriate LaTeX file. The main features of rtf2latex2e are: detects text style: bold, italic, color, big, small,... reads embedded figures: PICT, WMF, PNG, JPEG,... reads tables: simple to semi- complex equations: reads out Equation Editor equations (courtesy Steve Swanson, http://www.mackichan.com) symbols: converts most greek and math symbols reads footnotes (not in tables yet), and converts hypertext links using the hyperref package.