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Re: CHAT: OFF-TOPIC: Re: Handwriting (was: Re: CHAT: Coming out of the conlang closet)

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Tuesday, June 4, 2002, 11:47
En réponse à Tristan McLeay <kesuari@...>:

> > (I'm not sure if this was addressed to me because although the > language > was, some of the content doesn't seem to be. I'll respond anyway > assuming it was.) >
It was indeed. It was just a mistake to talk about dvipdfm...
> I was talking about converting his PS to a PDF, a task which dvipdfm > doesn't do. I simply converted his PS to a PDF by typing 'ps2pdf >'; this normally results in an on-screen readable PDF unless > the original PS was created with Type3 PS fonts, in which case it's > acceptible for printing but not for on-screen viewing. >
I see.
> dvipdfm would be used for converting DVIs to PDFs. >
Of course! Silly me, I should think before typing :)) .
> > From the description, it sounds like it's A Windows Thing ('add[s] a > new > printer'), which makes it completely useless to me (at least, seeing > as > I didn't notice a URI in your previous email pointing to a version you > created---which you are by no means obliged to do, and I don't for a > minute wish to imply that---which means I can't view it's output). >
I sent the version I created to Teoh directly. I preferred not to show it to everyone myself because I want her opinion before, and if she finds it good enough to use. The file is not mine, so I'm not gonna show it to everyone before its creator agreed on it.
> Also, being an Open Source Type Person, I prefer to convert PDFs from > TeX/LaTeX/ConTeXt etc. sources than use someone else's supplied > PSs/PDFs. For example, it means I can use A4 paper rather than 11x8.5" > paper.
I see what you mean. And I'd agree for the most part, if I didn't have the bad experience that this sort of things doesn't work half of the times. Despite my very complete and up-to-date distribution of LaTeX, there are TeX files I still can't compile correctly, for no reason that I can find by myself. On the other hand, I never ever had a problem viewing a PS file (and rarely have problems with PDF files). I suppose it has to do with the author using non-standard features, but what can I do about it? :(( Christophe. Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.