[gs-devel] **Reading Fonts Used**

Ray Johnston ray.johnston at artifex.com
Tue Nov 11 11:59:46 PST 2003


The ps2ascii.ps without the -dSIMPLE option will show the text and the
fonts (and sizes) used.

For example:

gs -q -dNODISPLAY -dDELAYBIND -dWRITESYSTEMDICT  ps2ascii.ps test.ps

where 'test.ps' contains:

/Courier 24 selectfont
100 100 moveto
(Test Line of Data) show

will produce the following output:

F 252 159 (Courier)
S 1000 1000 (Test Line of Data) 2448

See the comments at the top of lib/ps2ascii.ps for explanation of the

Ray Johnston

Kevin Gale wrote:
> Hi.
> I need to be able to read the list of fonts used in EPS / Illustrator files
> so my first port of call is Ghostscript. 
> I'm sure the main command line tool outputs the fonts used as the file is
> being processed. Do I just capture this to a text file and parse it or is
> there a better way to do this?
> Cheers.
> kev.
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