[texhax] PostScript output (from XeTeX)?

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Fri Dec 3 14:04:54 CET 2010

On Dec 2, 2010, at 3:00 PM, Peter Davis wrote:

> There are shops whose workflows are highly optimized around PostScript.  Pure PDF RIPs, and especially PDF/VT (the variable-transactional version of PDF) are relatively new and not widely used.  Probably most RIPs in the world convert PDF to PostScript before rasterizing.

Fair enough, but if one is going to limit oneself to last century's technology then one should not be surprised that one is bound to the limitations of last century's font and encoding limitations &c. w/o some work-arounds I'd be loathe to use in a production environment.

See my TUG2003 paper on using Zapfino for one such work-around.

There used to be a British guy who advocated a ``tiny typesetter'' using raw postscript code --- if you need PostScript (which I don't recall being in your original requirements) perhaps that would work better?

Ah, here we are:



William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications
Sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow.

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