[texhax] PostScript output (from XeTeX)?

Peter Davis pfd at pfdstudio.com
Fri Dec 3 16:58:50 CET 2010

> On Fri, 3 Dec 2010, Philip Taylor (Webmaster, Ret'd) wrote:
> > I'm probably baying at the moon, or clutching at straws, or
> > whatever, but given the origins of PDF I wonder if there
> > might not be some way of putting a PostsScript wrapper
> > around a PDF such that the resulting document is fully
> > PostScript compliant and processable by a PostScript RIP ?

PDF was originally based on the Adobe Illustrator 88 format, which was
essentially a set of conventions and prolog procedures for PostScript.
 However, PDF has introduced other structural components that don't
correspond to PostScript, such as the index at the back of the file.

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