OT: pStill.app (was Re: [Mac OS X TeX] TeXShop 1.13 + MacOSX.1 crash, part II)

William Adams wadams at atlis.com
Tue Oct 16 19:11:49 CEST 2001

warner said:

> I also tried PStill (a thing that comes from Stone Design, in
> a package with Create) this seemed to work too, but I did
> not test extensively.

I've used pStill almost exclusively for creating .pdfs for my personal
stuff (see my portfolio page at http://members.aol.com/willadams for
samples) and've had good luck with it. It's free for NeXTstep users now,
but I was very glad to be able to license it when it first came out.
It's also free for personal / academic use on Linux.

With some fonts (e.g. Octavian), TeX/dvips does do a rather odd trick of
handling character kerning and encoding in one step, which trips up the
pStill PostScript interpreter. Frank Siegert, the author of pStill
(www.wizards.de/~frank) was kind enough to provide me with a snippet of
PS code which fixes this. Not sure if that's necessary with the Mac OS X
version or no.

William Adams, publishing specialist
ATLIS Graphics & Design / 717-731-6707 voice / 717-731-6708 fax
Sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow.

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