[texhax] PostScript output (from XeTeX)?
Pierre.MacKay at comcast.net
Fri Dec 3 19:51:00 CET 2010
On 12/2/2010 10:55 AM, William Adams wrote:
> On Dec 2, 2010, at 11:29 AM, Peter Davis wrote:
>> I tried asking this on the XeTeX list a couple of days ago, but have gotten no responses. Maybe someone here can help me.
>> I gather I can get either PDF or XDV output from XeTeX. If I want PostScript, are there xdvps drivers, analogous to Rokicki's dvips?
> No, there isn't.
> If one wants a .ps file from a xetex document open the .pdf and print to a .ps file from Adobe Reader.
I often look to your answers for advice, but my question about this
piece of advice is:
Have you ever tried to read the stuff that
results from conversion from PDF to PS?
As for editing it (which is sometimes unavoidable) it is pretty well
As a later message pointed out. PDF is a document delivery system, with
concern for document creation, except in black-box mode. I really do
not think that
will change. As for the permanence of PDF. PDF/A is part of an
most actively supported in Europe) to forestall Adobe's tendency to make
and incompatible changes in PDF (think about the disappearance of
small-caps and old-style
figures between Reader 6 and Reader 7, which leaves any earlier PDFs
that includes those characters
unusable unless you do some really tricky editing inside the file) but
the industry is already
into PDF/X-[1-5], and perhaps beyond.
DVI is not an archive format, and I can't imagine anyone trying to use
ot that way. TeX source
is the archive format.
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