[gs-devel] Adding font to ghostcrip problem -> compresion

shin10 margan10 at o2.pl
Fri Dec 10 10:37:04 UTC 2010

Oh I've overlooked that :D
It works quite nice now my size is only about 700KB so it's a big difference
:D Thanks for the help :D

Chris Liddell wrote:
> I suggested ps2ps2 (rather than ps2ps).
> ps2ps still uses the pswrite device, which doesn't embed fonts, but
> degenerates characters to line work outlines, which probably accounts
> for the explosion in the file size.
> (Note: the file will be larger if you go from a non-embedded font, to an
> embedded one).
> Chris
> On 10/12/10 10:08, shin10 wrote:
>> Ok I switched to ps2ps the font was ok. What I mean by "it was ok" is
>> that
>> when i converted PDF->PS and then PS->PDF, on the document preview (PDF)
>> it
>> looked quite different than original one. But the printed version looks
>> the
>> same. In the converted PDF i can't select text no more, coz it looks like
>> a
>> print screen or sommething, nevertheless it,s working but...
>> Now I have one more problem. When I convert a PDF file which has about
>> 144
>> KB the result I get is PS file size 4,5 MB...it's way to large for me
>> because the service will need to send about 1000-1500 letters to the
>> printer-house in few hours...is there a way to add some compresion to it
>> or
>> somm like that??
>> Chris Liddell wrote:
>>> So, this is ghostscript and not ghostview - I almost ignored your
>>> message because it's got ghostview in the subject line.
>>> I strongly suspect the problem is that pdf2ps uses the (largely)
>>> deprecated pswrite device, which has lots of problems, especially where
>>> fonts are concerned. So you might want to use ps2ps2 instead (despite
>>> the name, it will accept PDF input), which uses the ps2write device, and
>>> is much more up to date - the caveat is that ps2write doesn't (yet) emit
>>> DSC compliant Postscript (hence the "largely" above).
>>> Chris
>>> On 09/12/10 09:22, shin10 wrote:
>>>> Hi
>>>> I'm using windows XP and i have installed ghostscript to convert PDF
>>>> files
>>>> to PS.
>>>> The problem is that the PS file dosn't have to PDF file font (custom
>>>> one
>>>> RotiSemiSans).
>>>> What I did is that I installed the gs version 8.71.
>>>> I'v downloaded the font catalogue and added it to c:\program files\gs\
>>>> folder.
>>>> Added to the enviroment files GS_LIB with "C:\Program Files\gs\fonts"
>>>> and
>>>> to
>>>> PATH the lib and bin paths
>>>> when I open the command prompt and type PDF2PS e:\test.pdf e:\post.ps I
>>>> don't have any message that there is a problem with finding font but
>>>> the
>>>> created document doesn't hold this font :(
>>>> How to add this font to my gs ?? can i turn on some promp in
>>>> ghostscript
>>>> to
>>>> see that it could't find the font from PDF?? Can I use some command to
>>>> see
>>>> all available fonts? please help coz I've lost already 2 days searching
>>>> for
>>>> answer ;(
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