[XeTeX] PS output?

Stephen Moye stephenmoye at mac.com
Wed Apr 11 23:40:31 CEST 2007

On Apr 11, 2007, at 3:31 PM, Jonathan Kew wrote:

> On 11 Apr 2007, at 4:45 pm, Pablo Rodríguez wrote:
>> Hi there,
>> I guess the answer is no,
> You guess correctly.
>> but would it be possible to have PostScript
>> output when processing a XeLaTeX source without having to convert it
>> from PDF? I mean, is it possible to have a PostScript file from xetex
>> directly?
> No. This would require extending dvips (or something similar) to
> handle xetex's "extended dvi" output, along with the necessary font
> management, etc. It seems to me that if you need PostScript, you
> should be able to generate it from PDF without too much difficulty,
> so creating an additional driver does not seem a high priority. I'd
> prefer to put the effort into improving xetex itself and xdvipdfmx.
> Of course, anyone who wishes to have such a driver is welcome to work
> on it.... :)
> JK
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I have used pdftops to good effect, and it seems to work well with xe 
(la)tex. Try:

	pdftops -h

to get an idea of what the program can do.

Stephen Moye

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