OFFTOPIC: PostScript readers (was: New Rikchik Postscript files)
|From:||Didier Willis <dwillis@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, November 26, 1998, 9:08|
Mathias M. Lassailly wrote:
These are PostScript files, Mathias, so you need a dedicated reader
(that's weird that you ask, I thought PostScript was a well known
format nowadays ;)
In free software, 'ghoshview' is the usual utility, available on
UNIX and Windoze boxes.
You may also use 'Acrobat Distiller' from Adobe, which will
translate the file into PDF, and then 'Acrobat Reader' to view it.
I am afraid it's a commercial package, however (the Distiller, not
the Reader). Anyway, recent versions of 'ghostview' can ouput
PDF should in general be preferred to PostScript, because the files
are smaller and may be protected against modifications and editing.
The counterpart is that it is a binary format, vs. a text format
for PostScript which is therefore more suitable for e-mails.
> > Denis M. Moskowitz wrote:
> > At the Boston Conlang dinner, I showed off some of the rikchik
> > postscript files I've generated. There seemed to be enough
> > interest to put them up on my web site, so I did.
> > http://www.cs.hmc.edu/~dmm/rikchik/ps/ps.html
> Could anyone tell me which application is needed to open these
> .ps files ?