Text->PostScript or PostScript driver/converter wanted

Text->PostScript or PostScript driver/converter wanted

Post by Christopher 'Merlin' Williams » Wed, 31 Jan 1990 08:16:58



I have unlimited access to several PostScript and dvi printers at work
and am looking for a way to convert PIC files and/or EPSON compatible
text files (i.e. the ESC-codes to turn bold on and off are in the
text) and/or screen dumps to a PostScript file for later printing.
What would be ideal is some sort of DA that would sit in the
background and capture junk from the printer port and somehow crudely
convert the port's output to a PostScript image and store it to a
file.

Is there anything like this?  

Blitzkrieg ('tanks in advance),

Chris

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1. TeX DVI ---> PostScript, and a postscript

Hello. If you are not intersted in my question, but are interested
in the shareware Mac, read on anyway, because I talk about the latter
too.

Well, I've created my TeX .dvi file, but I've no idea how to turn it
into PostScript on my ST. Is a "dvi2ps" program available for the ST somewhere?
I've no facility whatsoever with C compilers, so sources aren't much use.
Also, I've downloaded everything in sight off the servers and can't find
a dvi to ps.  Any ideas anyone?

While I'm here, I should make a short postscript to a previous article I
posted about why I thought a shareware Mac emulator should not be pursued.
In it, I said that such a thing would hurt Dave Small, and it is not in any
ST user's interest to hurt Dave Small. Some people have interpreted this
as my saying that we don't have the "right" to make a shareware Mac emulator,
or that it would be "unethical." I'm not saying anything of the kind. I'M
SIMPLY SAYING THAT IT IS IN *OUR* *INTERESTS* NOT TO DEVELOP SUCH AN EMULATOR,
BECAUSE IT IS IN *OUR* *INTERESTS* NOT TO HURT DAVID SMALL'S BUSINESS. IT
IS, IN EFFECT, SELF-SERVING NOT TO DEVELOP THIS EMULATOR (I claim). I am not
rejecting capitalism, competition, etc. as someone implied (well, maybe I'm
saying competition wouldn't be fruitful in this case; it's not like Dave Small
could do any better than he's doing, so how will a competitor help?)

For those who say that "I'll save a lot of money [because I
won't have to buy Spectre]" please see my and
other people's postings on the subject...I think there are deeper issues
than money to be saved, and I don't even think there is much money to
be saved anyway.

Is anyone actually working on this Mac thing, and if they are would they care
to comment?

Dylan

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