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  Display PostScript - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As the name implies, DPS uses the PostScript (PS) imaging model and language to generate on-screen graphics.
While early versions of PostScript display systems were developed at Adobe, the full implementation of Display PostScript was developed by NeXT in cooperation with Adobe Systems, and made an official Adobe product with its own standards, documents and licensing requirements.
The new system, known as Quartz, is based on the PDF model in which the source of the image is not the PostScript code itself, but the result of interpreting that code.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Display_PostScript   (800 words)

  
 PostScript - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
PostScript Level 2 was introduced in 1991, and included several improvements: improved speed and reliability, support for in-RIP separations, image decompression (for example, JPEG images could be accessed directly by a PostScript program), support for composite fonts, and the form mechanism for caching reusable content.
PostScript is also noteworthy for implementing on-the fly rasterization; everything, even text, is specified in terms of straight lines and cubic B├ęzier curves (previously found only in CAD applications), which allows arbitrary scaling, rotating and other transformations.
When printed to a PostScript output device, the unneeded parts of the OpenType font are omitted, and what is sent to the device by the driver is the same as it would be for a TrueType or Type 1 font, depending on which kind of outlines were present in the OpenType font.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/PostScript   (3383 words)

  
 What is PostScript? - A Word Definition From the Webopedia Computer Dictionary
PostScript is primarily a language for printing documents on laser printers, but it can be adapted to produce images on other types of devices.
PostScript is the standard for desktop publishing because it is supported by imagesetters, the very high-resolution printers used by service bureaus to produce camera-ready copy.
PostScript is an object-oriented language, meaning that it treats images, including fonts, as collections of geometrical objects rather than as bit maps.
www.webopedia.com /TERM/P/PostScript.html   (504 words)

  
 PostScript Tutorial
Postscript is a programming language that was designed to specify the layout of the printed page.
Postscript files are (generally) plain text files and as such they can easily be generated by hand or as the output of user written programs.
Postscript uses a coordinate system that is device independent, that is, it doesn't rely on the resolution, paper size, etc of the final output device.
astronomy.swin.edu.au /pbourke/dataformats/postscript   (2707 words)

  
 PostScript   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
PostScript (PS) is a page description language used primarily in the electronic and desktop publishing areas.
It prints PostScript documents on non-PostScript printers using the CPU of the host computer to do the rasterization, sending the result as a single large bitmap to the printer.
PostScript is an interpreted, stack-based language similar to Forth.
www.freedownloadsoft.com /info/postscript.html   (2668 words)

  
 The history of PostScript   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The history of PostScript starts at Parc, the research institute of Xerox, where many of the computer technologies we now take for granted were developed: the laser printer, the graphical user interface and ethernet are some prime examples.
PostScript was a pretty big gamble for Adobe and they might have failed to convince the market of its value if it hadn't been for Steve Jobs from Apple Computer.
Improved support for in-rip separation: PostScript level 2 RIPs are already capable of performing a colour separation in the RIP itself, but some types of images like duotones or hexachrome images could not be handled in such a workflow.
www.prepressure.com /ps/history/history.htm   (1349 words)

  
 Richard's PS Junk Page
All About PostScript is a small page with a set of excellent links to PostScript tips maintained by the makers of PSAlter, with a lot of excellent information for the non-programmer, including tips on how to make EPS files and interpret those nasty PostScript error messages that come from your printer.
PostScript Quick Tips is a "tips" page written by one of the fellows who contributes to the Adobe Technology Newsletter.
PostScript programs to calculate PI to a thousand digits and randomly generate (winning?) numbers of the German Lotto 6 out of 49 are two of the goodies you'll find at Frank Siegert's download page.
www.ncf.carleton.ca /~cj434   (2626 words)

  
 What is PostScript?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
PostScript is a programming language optimized for printing graphics and text (whether on paper, film, or CRT is immaterial).
The main purpose of PostScript was to provide a convenient language in which to describe images in a device independent manner.
In practice, some PostScript files do make assumptions about the target device (such as its resolution or the number of paper trays it has), but this is bad practice and limits portability.
www.cs.indiana.edu /docproject/programming/postscript/what-is-it.html   (321 words)

  
 PostScript fonts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
PostScript Type 1 fonts: this is by far the most common type of PostScript font.
PostScript type 3 fonts: This type of font was popular in the late 80's.
PostScript font data are not stored in one file but rather in a collection of files.
www.prepressure.com /fonts/postscript01.htm   (485 words)

  
 PostScript Introduction
The PostScript interperter is part of the printer, and is typically stored in ROM's in the laser printer and executes on a processor inside the printer.
PostScript fonts are typically specified in a resolution and size independent format.
PostScript files produced by the Macintosh LaserWriter driver are useless without the corresponding version of the laserprep file.
www.mefco.com /psc/intro.html   (1952 words)

  
 The Linux Cookbook: Tips and Techniques for Everyday Use - PostScript
PostScript is a programming language, used to describe the way a "page" (usually a physical sheet of paper) should look.
PostScript files are text files containing the PostScript commands for drawing images to be printed on pages.
Give as arguments the name of the PostScript file to read from and the name to use for the output file; it reads the contents of the first, rearranges the pages, and then writes the PostScript output to the second file.
www.dsl.org /cookbook/cookbook_25.html   (1638 words)

  
 Cambridge University Engineering Department - Postscript
Proper encapsulated postscript files are likely to produce a blank page when sent to a printer.
Changes made to the printing system in summer 2002 mean that some postscript files which are non-standard may now not print out at all.
Problems arise when a postscript file does its own rotating in a faulty way and has the "%%Orientation: Landscape" line - with the old system there wasn't a problem but now the already rotated file is rotated again and often just a blank page comes out.
www-h.eng.cam.ac.uk /help/tpl/graphics/ps.html   (539 words)

  
 Postscript - a definition from Whatis.com
Postscript is a programming language that describes the appearance of a printed page.
Postscript describes the text and graphic elements on a page to a fl-and-white or color printer or other output device, such as a slide recorder, imagesetter, or screen display.
Postscript handles industry-standard, scalable typeface in the Type 1 and TrueType formats.
whatis.techtarget.com /definition/0,,sid9_gci212814,00.html   (273 words)

  
 Smart Computing Article - PostScript Printing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
PostScript is also found readily in the corporate arena.
A PostScript file is an ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) character-based file that tells the printer the color of every pixel on the page and where to place them.
Files in PostScript, although it's a text-based language, must be viewed using a program designed to display the file on-screen.
www.smartcomputing.com /editorial/article.asp?article=articles/archive/printing/pnt3697/pnt3697.asp&guid=x6nvrnbk&WordList=postscript   (1740 words)

  
 PostScript FAQ - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks
PostScript printer driver on Mac OS and Windows can generate PostScript file from the incoming GDI calls.
PostScript file is designed for sequential printing: images are often stored as inline streams, page size and resolution is a part of page description.
PostScript programs change the state of the PostScript interpreter and these changes must be undone before the next program runs.
en.wikibooks.org /wiki/PostScript_FAQ   (7045 words)

  
 A First Guide to PostScript
It differs from the first and second in that a number of errors which people have brought to my attention have been fixed and a number of common reader questions have been addressed.
This is meant to be a simple introduction to programming in the PostScript page description language from Adobe.
This document is not meant to be a comprehensive reference manual (although it does contain an index of some of PostScript's standard operators and a list of various errors).
www.cs.indiana.edu /docproject/programming/postscript/postscript.html   (640 words)

  
 Richard's PS Junk Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Simply put, you wouldn't use PostScript to create a word processor with button bars and menus, but you would use it to create and control visually rich documents.
PostScript describes document pages in mathematical expressions, and in it's purest forms, describes the fonts, pages, and resources in a document as completely independent procedures, which can be extracted and used by other PostScript files or by programs that manipulate PostScript pages (sometimes referred to as Imposition Programs.
You can of course create PostScript by learning it's operators and programming a document, but, as the main desktop operating systems provide drivers for PostScript printers, it is easier to set up such a print driver and print to it.
www.ncf.carleton.ca /~cj434/HomePage.whatis.html   (340 words)

  
 Font formats
The PostScript programming language was originally developed by Adobe Systems to communicate complex graphic printing instructions to digital printers.
This means that it produces good-looking images regardless of the resolution or color rendering method of the output device, and it takes full advantage of the capabilities built into the device.
The PostScript language was later extended to provide support for the later TrueType and OpenType®; font standards.
store.adobe.com /type/topics/info9.html   (863 words)

  
 PostScript
PostScript is a graphics language invented by the people at Adobe Systems Incorporated.
PostScript is a good way to present papers and graphics.
Individual Postscript images cannot be manipulated in Photoshop, although you can use "layers" and other approaches to print multiple images on the same page.
www.ccrnp.ncifcrf.gov /~toms/postscript.html   (623 words)

  
 PostScript : Java Glossary
Sun announced that Java programs would use the Bravo interface to generate PostScript programs that are then interpreted for printer, screen or typesetter.
PostScript uses a different co-ordinate system from Java.
Units are floating point 1/72 of an inch, close to a printer's point of 1/72.27 inch.
mindprod.com /jgloss/postscript.html   (331 words)

  
 POSTSCRIPT & GHOSTSCRIPT Resources
Herb Weiner's collection of PostScript Quick Tips includes a utility for printing samples of fonts, how to permanently download PS code to your printer, converting PS to EPS, creating a mirror-image font, putting a message ("watermark") in the document background, and printing ransom notes.
ToastScript is a level-1 PostScript interpreter written entirely in Java, which makes it attractive for Internet and intranet use.
PostScript is a trademark of Adobe Systems Inc. Other trademarks mentioned here are the property of their respective owners.
www.geocities.com /SiliconValley/5682/postscript.html   (1796 words)

  
 Postscript
The year is 1976 and a small upstart company has just invented the first (albeit crude) laser postscript printer.
They have hired you to write Release 1 of the the postscript printer's device driver.
Release 1 is very limited (with only two very limited fonts) since some nay- sayers in the industry believe that postscript printers will never take off.
acm.uva.es /p/v4/403.html   (785 words)

  
 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - PostScript   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
I can't remember exactly how the assignment came about or where it came from, but it was a doozy: Profile Jeffrey A. Romoff, the president of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Looking back on it, I never asked why I was supposed to bring baby wipes down to the hurricane zone around New Orleans, even though it was the only item that all the soldiers and other reporters I talked to before leaving all agreed I should pack.
PostScript: When a cartoon is worth a thousand words (of abuse)
www.post-gazette.com /forum/PostScript   (246 words)

  
 Postscript
a set of Postscript commands that may be used to mark up documents in a fashion not entirely unlike HTML, RTF, or TeX, to provide material that may directly be submitted to a Postscript printer for printing.
that were written in Postscript that thereby may easily be printed off and sold.
It enables documents to be prepared on any type of hardware, using visible layout marks to control the appearance of the output, and produce output on a PostScript printer by despatching Qs and the document file to the device.
linuxfinances.info /info/postscript.html   (307 words)

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