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Short:Patch FW to show and print EPS graphics with text
Author:UpperDesign at zeus.ci.ua.pt (Manuel Lemos)
Uploader:UpperDesign zeus ci ua pt (Manuel Lemos)
Type:text/fwrit
Architecture:m68k-amigaos
Date:1995-02-17
Download:http://aminet.net/text/fwrit/FWEPSpatch.lha - View contents
Readme:http://aminet.net/text/fwrit/FWEPSpatch.readme
Downloads:889
DESCRIPTION

This archive contains a patch to FinalWriter init.ps that is used to
initialize the EPS interpreter letting it render EPS graphics that use
PostScript text fonts to screen and to non-PostScript printers.

Apparently the support for text fonts was deliberatly disabled by Softwood.
This patches re-enables that support.


DISCLAIMER

With this document I make no warranties or representations, either
expressed or implied, with respect to the program described herein.  The
program and the information presented herein is being supplied on an `as
is' basis and is expressly subject to change without notice.  The entire
risk as to the use of the program and the information presented is assumed
by the user.  In no event will I be liable for direct, indirect,
incidental, or consequential damages resulting from any claim arising out
of the use of the program or the information presented herein, even if I
have been advised of the possibilities of such damages.


INSTALLATION

Use the Shell and change the current directory to wherever you have
unpacked this archive and then execute the following statments:

set FINALWRITER WhereEverYouHaveInstalledFinalWriterInDisk
Copy FinalWriter-init.ps.pch $FINALWRITER/FWFiles
CD $FINALWRITER/FWFiles
Copy init.ps init.ps.old
spatch -oinit.ps -pFinalWriter-init.ps.pch init.ps.old


SO, WHAT WAS THE PROBLEM?

I found two problems:

1) The PostScript interpreter needs to know where in disk are located the
   fonts it needs.  The file that initializes the interpreter
   (FWFiles/init.ps) had the lines that define that path in comment.

   This patch uncomments those lines, setting the font search path to
   PSFONTS:  directory.  You can edit the init.ps file after applying this
   patch to change this path to another directory.

   You need to have PostScript fonts (Type 1 and Type 3) installed in that
   directory.  If you don't have any PostScript fonts, you may find them in
   Fish Disk 828, 829 and 830. These fonts quality is not very good but
   they'll do for the purpose of rendering EPS graphics to screen and to
   non-PostScript printers.

   You may use as well Adobe's ATM fonts that are very good or use any of
   those hundreds that come in CDs for a bargain.

   Be careful to restore the original names of the fonts of those files.
   Some collections of fonts were meant to be used in MS-DOS machines, so
   their filenames are truncated.  There is an utility in Aminet that does
   that for you to Type 1 fonts.

2) The PostScript code in the init.ps file that defines ISOLatin1Encoding
   array that is the table in which is defined the names of glyphs used by
   the character set that Amiga uses was not very well defined.

   This could lead to erroneous character mapping when an EPS file with
   text was being imported to FinalWriter.

   ISOLatin1Encoding table is only expected to be defined by Level 2
   PostScript interpreters.  Although FinalWriter PostScript interpreter is
   not a full Level 2 interpreter, the init.ps file was defining
   ISOLatin1Encoding table.

   Some EPS/PS files assume when ISOLatin1Encoding is defined, it is well
   defined which is not the case.  This patch fixes the definition of this
   table.

   Many EPS/PS files generated by for instance Amiga programs, correctly
   redefine ISOLatin1Encoding table regardless if it is already defined, so
   they don't suffer from this fault of the FinalWriter init.ps.


Manuel Lemos
17.2.95
UpperDesign at zeus.ci.ua.pt
Apartado 391
3800 AVEIRO
PORTUGAL


Contents of text/fwrit/FWEPSpatch.lha
PERMISSION  UID  GID    PACKED    SIZE  RATIO METHOD CRC     STAMP     NAME
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[generic]                  569     820  69.4% -lh5- d303 Feb 17  1995 FinalWriter-init.ps.pch
[generic]                 1696    3699  45.9% -lh5- d30b Feb 17  1995 FWEPSpatch.readme
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 Total         2 files    2265    4519  50.1%            Feb 17  1995

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