>I thought PDF was simply a special case of PostScript, although I could
>be wrong.  In any case, there is a ps2pdf filter installed on most 'NIX
>boxes.  I've got one here from a rather plain Debian install.  It's been
>installed on every RedHat box I've ever needed it on as well.
Well, knowing Adobe, I suppose that makes sense.   I'm familiar with the 
red book and such, not the blue.

>I haven't much time to help, really, but I do have the handy-dandy
>PostScript language reference manual, and I know it well enough to fill
>form data into forms and do minor layout tweaks for printers.
I'm also not major on free time, but if the SCS protocol isn't that 
difficult, this shouldn't be a really large project then, right?

> >
> > I guess my first question would be: Is the SCS protocol documented
> > somewhere public where I could take a look and see how difficult it is?
>I beleive it is (let Mike answer this question), although I haven't seen
>it.  I can add, though, that scs2ascii is very straight-forward, and you
>can infer much about SCS from the source.  There is basically a C
>function for every SCS function, the stream gets parsed and these
>functions triggered.  This should be really easy to map to PostScript
>with a bunch of PostScript macros.
OK.  I did some internet hunting, and I've reviewed the scs2ascii source, 
but I'd like to get something a bit more 'reference like'.  Mike, do you 
have SCS docs hanging around somewhere, please?

>The cool thing is that you can format PostScript to a lot of things,
>including fax transmissions, gifs, X11 displays, encapsulated
>PostScript, half a dozen different kinds of tiffs, pgm, pnm, pcx, and
>any printer you can print to on Linux using ghostscript ;-)
And PDF too.  Exactly why I think scs2ps is a good idea.


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