[tex-k] dvips: BeginPaperSize in postscript DSC
pierre.mackay at comcast.net
Tue Nov 14 11:58:35 CET 2006
Karl Berry wrote:
> All that is needed is to add an explicit PageMedia comment after each of
> the specific @+ ! %%DocumentPaperSizes: lines.
> It seems fine to me to add a %%PageMedia for each %%DocumentPaperSizes
> entry in config.ps. That seems like it can only help. (Tom, unless you
> see a problem with it, I will make that change.)
> We definitely want to solve the problem with Ghostscript. So if/since
> the %%PageMedia does that, great.
> My concern is with replacing the %%BeginPaperSize...%%EndPaperSize with
> %%BeginFeature...%%EndFeature. I understand that [b/e]Feature is the
> current way to do it, but who knows what still wants [b/e]PaperSize? I
> don't know, it just seems (probably needlessly) worrisome to me.
> I also somehow doubt that it's desirable to put in both.
> tex-k at tug.org
Ghostscript seems to be no problem at all. It is very permissive. Of
course, if one continues to run an outdated version of Ghostscript it
might go so far back that it could not understand %%BeginFeature, but
then, a backup version of config.ps would provide %%BeginPaperSize. At
some time, the 3.0 Structuring Conventions have to take precedence, just
as LaTeX2e is elbowing out the old LaTeX. The real problem is the !PS
2.0 vs PS 3.0 header, because there is more to PS 3.0 than the format of
The alternative would be a conditional in config.ps. Is that possible?
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