[gs-bugs] [Bug 690608] pdf2ps and ps2pdf conversion - problem with copying text

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Wed Jul 8 05:17:27 PDT 2009


alex.cherepanov at artifex.com changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|UNCONFIRMED                 |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |WORKSFORME

------- Additional Comments From alex.cherepanov at artifex.com  2009-07-08 05:17 -------
pswrite device converts everything to path and image objects. All text
information is discarded.

pswrite device is used in pdf2ps script for backward compatibility.
The PostScript generated by pswrite device is rather simple and works on
most printers including Level 1 ones.

We have pdf2ps2 script that uses ps2write device.

Even with ps2write device conversion is still lossy. PostScript has no
transparency, and transparent objects are converted to images.

If you want to convert PDF to PDF, you'd better do it in one step.
  ps2pdf src.pdf dst.pdf
Yes, ps2pdf also accepts PDF input because Ghostscript auto-detects the
file type.

In short, Ghostscript works as designed.

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