Postscript Previewer?

Postscript Previewer?

Post by G.Van » Mon, 29 Aug 1994 23:30:25



Hi,

Is there such a thing as a postscript previewer for the ST, if so,
where can I get it?

Thanks in advance

Gary

 
 
 

Postscript Previewer?

Post by Andrew Bianc » Sun, 04 Sep 1994 22:59:14



Quote:

> Hi,

> Is there such a thing as a postscript previewer for the ST, if so,
> where can I get it?

> Thanks in advance

> Gary

I know of two: Composcript (which is a comercial package which allows postscript
files to be converted to print in dot matrix/inkjet printers and, I THINK,
provides a preview facility), and Ghostscript which is free (GNU public lisence, etc)

I don't know much about Composcript, I think it's quite expensive (but it's also
apparently quite good).

I have Ghostscript (version 2.61) which IMHO is very good BUT (there's always a
but isn't there :-[ ) you really need a fair bit of memory (I have 4Mb but I think
you can just survive on 2Mb) and a chunk of harddrive space for all the font files.
On a standard ST Ghostscript can chug a bit aswell.

Ghostscript can be found on a.a.u.e in gnustuff/tos/ghostscript.  You don't need
all the font files unless you will be viewing alot of text (if the right font
can't be found the default 'ugly' one is used).

Hope this helps,
Please feel free to e-mail if you any questions,

Bye for now,

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Postscript Previewer?

Post by Martin Mais » Wed, 07 Sep 1994 04:31:06




> Is there such a thing as a postscript previewer for the ST, if so,
> where can I get it?

There are two. The first is called Ghostscript. It's available from the
major ftp sites including a.a.u.e. and is pretty good. There's also a
commercial program (I can't remember the name) from Compo.

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Postscript Previewer?

Post by Chris Ri » Wed, 07 Sep 1994 17:46:29



>I don't know much about Composcript, I think it's quite expensive (but
>it's also apparently quite good).

That is primarily because there are 35 licensed (high quality) Type 1
fonts in the package. Quality fonts will always be expensive, alas.

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Postscript Previewer?

Post by John Watkin » Fri, 09 Sep 1994 04:06:55


Quote:

>>I don't know much about Composcript, I think it's quite expensive (but
>>it's also apparently quite good).

>That is primarily because there are 35 licensed (high quality) Type 1
>fonts in the package. Quality fonts will always be expensive, alas.

What about an old version of Adobe Type Manager (for the PC). Won't that
have the full set of PS fonts? I'm sure that second-hand or bin-ends can
be got for little, especially given the extensive bundling of ATM with
many packages.

John.

 
 
 

Postscript Previewer?

Post by Chris Ri » Fri, 09 Sep 1994 17:01:01



>>>I don't know much about Composcript, I think it's quite expensive (but
>>>it's also apparently quite good).

>>That is primarily because there are 35 licensed (high quality) Type 1
>>fonts in the package. Quality fonts will always be expensive, alas.

>What about an old version of Adobe Type Manager (for the PC). Won't that
>have the full set of PS fonts? I'm sure that second-hand or bin-ends can
>be got for little, especially given the extensive bundling of ATM with
>many packages.

Good point. Has anyone tried the ATM font set with ghostscript and
composcript? Bundled ATMs don't tend to have the 'classic' 35 type 1
fonts btw.

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Postscript Previewer?

Post by Schmitt Joach » Sat, 17 Sep 1994 15:55:38


: Good point. Has anyone tried the ATM font set with ghostscript and
: composcript? Bundled ATMs don't tend to have the 'classic' 35 type 1
: fonts btw.

The (PC-) ATM fonts work with ghostscript.

BTW: GS vers. 3.01 is available for TOS as a beta release...

Ciao
Joachim

 
 
 

1. dvi previewer capable of displaying postscript fonts on atari ST

Wanted: a dvi previewer for the atari 1040 ST (no harddisk) which also
        previews using postscript fonts.

Context: I am using latex 2e and xdvi(k) on a UNIX machine. I am
         using PSNFSS (\usepackage{times}) and, thus, postscript fonts.
         I can preview the documents with xdvi with postscriptfonts
         rendered with gsftopk at my work with no problems at all.
         At home, I have a atari 1040 ST and a modem and I would
         like to preview my documents on that atari.

Problem: I tried several dvi previewers for the atari. I've copied the
pk files of the fonts used to the correct directory at home. All previewers
work fine if the normal (cm) fonts are used. However, there is something
missing I think in the pk files of the postscriptfonts.
Maybe this is in the .vf files, but I don't know what to do with these
(i.e. where to put them on the atari).

Previewers tried:
* dvist 3.2 and dvist 3.3. They read the pk font data and find an error,
  next they are aborted.
* dvi_210. According to the documentation, should work with virtual
  fonts, but I got a weird address error (illegal instruction? ---
  I'm not sure) and the program aborts.
* shdvi: did not work either;
* dviatari: same;
* showdvi: same;
* ascreen: same.

Does anyone know a correct dvi previewer, or knows what to do?

Thanks a lot,

Rik Janssen.

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