ERIC Number: ED316057
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Building Composite Characters on a Postscript Printer.
Gothard, James E.
Procedures enabling the placement of diacritical markings over a character for printing in PostScript fonts on an Apple LaserWriter printer are described. The procedures involve some programming in the PostScript Language and manipulation of Adobe PostScript fonts. It is assumed that Microsoft Word will be used to create the text to be printed. The Word/LaserWriter interface is described, and background work is outlined. Program design and specifications and definitions of terms are given, and specific procedures within the program are described, including accent placement, the accents dictionary, font operation, character-building, font modification, and modifications of Microsoft Word. Problems, unknown variables, and future development potential are discussed briefly. Appended materials include character width and encoding tables, a sample printout, program codes, and a sample Microsoft Word 4.0 initializing file. (MSE)
Descriptors: Computer Printers, Computer Software, Diacritical Marking, Media Adaptation, Orthographic Symbols, Printing, Programing
Language Learning Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, G70 Foreign Languages Building, 707 South Mathews, Urbana, Illinois 61801.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Language Learning Lab.