# [texhax] Translate PS-special into PDF-special

Alex Scorpan alexscorpan at aol.com
Thu Jun 27 22:03:31 CEST 2013

```Hi:

I have a LaTeX document that draws some characters using PS \specials, like the one below.  I need to be convert this document so it runs under pdfLaTeX, therefore I need these \specials converted to PDF specials. (There are a lot of them, and I do not want to include them as external images.)

Is there an easy translation from PS to PDF for this?

\special{%
" 0 0 moveto currentpoint translate
10 10 scale 76 75 true
[74 0 0 -74 -2 61] {%
<00003e000003e000000000007f800003f800000000007f800007fc00000000007f800007%
fc0000000000ff00000ff00000000000ff00000ff00000000001fe00381fe0001c000001%
fc007c1fc0007e000003f800fe3fc000ff000003f001ff3fffffff800007ffffffffffff%
ffc00007ffffffffffffffc0000f80e000f807800000000f80f000f007e00000001f0078%
01e003f00000001f007c01c001f80000003e003c03c000f80000007ee03e038000f80000%
00fcf03e030000f8000000f8fc3e020001f8000001f0fffffffffffc000003f0ffffffff%
fffc000007e0fffffffffff000000fc0fc00000007e000001f00fc00000007e000003e00%
fc00000007e000003800fc00000007e000001000fc00000007e000000000ffffffffffe0%
00000000ffffffffffe000000000fc00000007e000000000fc00000007e000000000fc00%
000007e000000000fc00000007e000000000fc00000007e000000000fc00000007e00000%
0000ffffffffffe000000000ffffffffffe000000000ffffffffffe000000000fc000000%
07e000000000fc00000007e000000000fc00000007e000000000fc00000007e000000000%
fc00000007e000000000fc00000007e000000000ffffffffffe000000000ffffffffffe0%
00000000fc7e0001ffe000000000fc7e0001ffe000000000f87e0001f80000000000f87e%
0001f80000000000007e0001f8001c000000007e0001f8003e000000007e0001f8007f00%
000000fe0001f800ff80000000fc0001f801ffc0ffffffffffffffffffe07fffffffffff%
fffffff03c0001f80001f8000000000001f80001f8000000000001f00001f80000000000%
03f00001f8000000000003e00001f8000000000007e00001f800000000000fc00001f800%
000000000f800001f800000000001f000001f800000000007c000001f80000000000f800%
0001f80000000003f0000001f8000000001fc0000001f8000000007e00000001f8000000%
0ff800000001f8000000080000000001f0000000000000000001e0000000>%