[texhax] PostScript output (from XeTeX)?

Heiko Oberdiek heiko.oberdiek at googlemail.com
Fri Dec 3 23:55:22 CET 2010

On Fri, Dec 03, 2010 at 07:47:46PM +0100, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:

> On 3 December 2010 Heiko Oberdiek wrote:
>  > pdf2ps comes from ghostscript, pdftops from xpdf. I would try
>  > pdftops first (in my experience the result is more `bitmapped' than
>  > necessary with the pswrite device of ghostscript).
> The output of pdf2ps is supposed to be sent directly to the
> typesetter.  Glyphs are converted to lines and curves.  Hence you have
> to specify the resolution of the output device.  The default is 720dpi. 

Ghostscript also provides the script ps2ps2 that uses
the device ps2write, the result is much more close to
the original PDF (it appends a PostScript header before
a file with PDF-1.2.

> pdftops produces PS with hinted fonts which can be used at arbitrary
> resolutions. 

Yours sincerely
  Heiko Oberdiek

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