Re: Accents in Postscript
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- Subject: [mg14193] Re: Accents in Postscript
- From: paulh (P.J. Hinton)
- Date: Wed, 7 Oct 1998 03:00:31 -0400
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In article <6uue8i$9ub at smc.vnet.net>, you write: |> when producing a PostScript file from a graphics cell (using Display for |> example), I have some trouble with accentuated characters, although |> $CharacterEncoding has the value "ISO8859-1". Has anybody already found |> (and solved) this problem? I suspect that the PostScript code being generated does not include instructions to reencode the font so that eight-bit characters can be used. Our developers are aware of the problem and are planning to fix it for a future release. The workaround for this is to add a block of code to the EPS file that defines an ISO 8859-1 reencoding function and then invoke it to create a pseudofont (my terminology here, not Adobe's). Say for example, you're using Courier-Bold. The fake font would have a name like ISOCourier-Bold. You then run a global search-and-replace operation in a text editor, replacing "Courier-Bold" with "ISOCourier-Bold". You can find information that documents this as well as some code examples at the following URLs: 1) Adobe Technical Report #5075 Supporting Fonts in the PostScript Language Environment http://www.adobe.com/supportservice/devrelations/PDFS/TN/5075.Fonts_In_PS.pdf This is a useful resource because it make it clear that the application generating the PostScript should be able to reencode the font if accented characters are needed. See Section 9.5 for the details. 2) comp.lang.postscript FAQ question 4.7: http://www.lib.ox.ac.uk/internet/news/faq/archive/postscript.faq.part1-4.html This pointed me to a PostScript code snippet that defined the reencoding functions that set things right in your file. 3) Font reencoding sample: ftp://wilma.cs.brown.edu/pub/postscript/ddev.ps Shows how to get accented characters with a short sentence. Most of the code for a workaround can be lifted from this page and pasted right into an EPS file. -- P.J. Hinton Mathematica Programming Group paulh at wolfram.com Wolfram Research, Inc. http://www.wolfram.com/~paulh/ Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein are those of the author alone.