[OS X TeX] generating eps files
William F. Adams
wadams at atlis.com
Wed Jun 9 11:18:04 EDT 2004
On Wednesday, June 9, 2004, at 07:41 AM, Nigel King wrote:
> Sometimes guys take drawings that I have done in MetaPost and import
> them into other applications such as Illustrator which only seem to
> import eps files.
Illustrator will import a long of things, including .pdf as well as .eps
> I obviously generate MetaPost output and pdf output for each diagram.
> What is the best way to produce from one of these eps? I have tried
> pdf2ps but that doesn't 'appear' to encapsulate the font.
Encapsulating the font for Adobe Illustrator is a non-starter for
(La)TeX math / symbol fonts w/ non-standard encodings.
AI uses the local system's text object and has to re-encode the text to
the local system's (Mac or Windows or Unicode?) encoding to work with
it. (This wasn't always the case, and it used to be possible to put a
snippet of PostScript code into a text string to force it to be
re-encoded or some such so that Textures was able to generate .eps
files which Adobe Illustrator 6 and earlier could manage).
But I'm sounding like a broken record.
Anyway, there are some projects to make sanely encoded (Unicode) math
fonts for (La)TeX --- once one of those is complete and there's a
matching set of fonts for Windows or Mac OS X, it'll ``just work''
(insofar as anything works in Adobe Illustrator).
William Adams, publishing specialist
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