[OS X TeX] Off-topic PS and Terminal questions

Bruno Voisin Bruno.Voisin at hmg.inpg.fr
Mon Mar 11 13:36:00 EST 2002

That's two off-topic questions, so if there are no short and easy 
answers just ignore them please. I must say I'm a bit at a loss here.

1) Does anybody know how to enter accented characters in Terminal.app? I 
would like to operate /Developer/Tools/SetFile and 
/Developer/Tools/GetFileInfo on files belonging to directories with 
accents in their names, like ~/Documents/Friends/Géraldine/blahblah.tex.

2) Are there utilities or shell scripts for concatenating PostScript 
files? I would like to produce single PDF files from papers originally 
written in MacWrite II (with Expressionist) or plain TeX, at a time I 
was writing separate files for every chapter or section. I can for 
example do MacWrite II -> MacWrite Pro -> PS -> PDF, but that would be 
great if I could concatenate the sections together at the PS stage.

I couldn't find such utility in PSUtils. The URL 
http://www.kfki.hu/~cspeter/util/ contains a perl script "pscat" doing 
this, but I just don't know how to operate perl on Mac OS X (or on any 
computer, I must say). The same URL mentions another route using 
GhostScript, but this route seems to imply converting the PS to bitmap, 
which I wouldn't like to do.

Bruno Voisin

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