[tex-live] dvips does not create conforming postscript file

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Wed Aug 10 10:25:16 CEST 2016

2016-08-10 0:54 GMT+02:00 Akira Kakuto <kakuto at fuk.kindai.ac.jp>:
>> And which values are supported?
> %%PageOrder: Descend
> and
> %%PageOrder: Ascend
> For the former, try
> dvips -r1 test.dvi
> (reverse the order of the output).
> I know Tom likes
> %!PS-Adobe-2.0
> and
> %!PS-Adobe-2.0 EPSF-2.0 (for epsf)
> to support old printers.
What is important for old printers is the PostScript Level, not DSC
version. Printers interpret the code and treat DSC as comments. DSC is
important for software toos so that they can extract specific pages
without the need to understand PS. If I remember the specification
well, such tools should ignore all DSC which they do not understand.
This make the tools both upwards and downwards compatible.

> Nowadays I myself think that
> %!PS-Adobe-3.0
> and
> %!PS-Adobe-3.0 EPSF-3.0 (for epsf)
> may be ok.
> Best,
> Akira

Zdeněk Wagner

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