Re: a postscript question

Subject: Re: a postscript question
From: Vlad Harchev (
Date: Sat Feb 03 2001 - 13:18:31 CST

On Sat, 3 Feb 2001, Tomas Frydrych wrote:
> Does anyone happen to know how to output a character that is >
> 255 into a PS file?

 I've heard that there are 2 options: either call the character by it's Adobe
name (e.g. 'asciitilde' or '/asciitilde') or change encoding vector (by
emitting PS command) and emit a character whose code is the index of that
glyph in new encoding vector.

 As for 1st way - I was unable to use it for some unknown to me reason (I
don't know PS at all though read intro to PS) - GS says symbol undefined (I
tried to insert the following in the PS file produced by AW:
        /r show
        r show
 - and got message that 'r' is undefined in both cases). So additional PS code
is needed to be able to call glyphs by their names.

 As for 2nd variant - I didn't try it.

> Thanks
> Tomas

 Best regards,

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