Graphics in Linux using C

Nimit Dhulekar nimit.slash85 at gmail.com
Sun Feb 12 07:37:22 UTC 2006


Could you be a bit more specific about the positioning of these
functions and what do the parameters passed to them signify?

On 2/12/06, Markku Kolkka <markkuk at tuubi.net> wrote:
> Nimit Dhulekar kirjoitti viestissään (lähetysaika lauantai, 11.
> helmikuuta 2006 19:48):
> > I had a query regarding ps files and their generation from tex
> > files. The ps file has a whole bunch of numbers and alphabets
> > between the text like for the line "This is an abstract" we
> > have something like
> >
> > Fn(This)p 172 1761 26 4 v 196
> > 1761 56 4 v 26 w(is)p 249 1761 26 4 v 273 1761 86 4 v
> > 26 w(an)p 356 1761 26 4 v 380 1761 86 4 v 26 w(ab)p 461
> > 1761 197 4 v(stract)-92 1828 y(.)j
> >
> > These kind of seemingly random numbers prop up for any ps
> > file. Could anyone tell me what these numbers and alphabets
> > signify ie basically what kind of translation takes place when
> > tex file gets converted to ps.
>
> PostScript is a programming language. A DVI file generated by TeX
> is converted into a PostScript program, and executing that
> program creates the graphics output. The numbers and alpahabets
> are function calls and their parameters. The functions are
> defined somewhere in the beginning of the program.
>
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