[OS X TeX] Emacs 22.92, %! and TeXShop

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Fri Jan 26 16:56:19 EST 2007

On Jan 26, 2007, at 22:41, Frank STENGEL wrote:

> Le 26 janv. 07 à 21:02, Thomas Kiffe a écrit :
> <snip>
>> For many years the symbols
>> %!
>> at the beginning of a file has been required to designate a file  
>> as a Postscript file. Emacs is
>> just following this convention when trying to recognize a  
>> Postscript file.
> Isn't it
> %!PS
> That should be the first four bytes of a postscript file?

But there are many not-quite compatible implementations, including  
many print drivers in Windows, where the system may insert control  
characters before and/or after the actual postscript file. But I  
believe that %!PS should be the start.

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