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Old 08-26-2004, 05:04 AM   #1
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ghostscript and greek

Hello all!

I have a question that has been troubling me for several days! I have just installed ghostscript (8.30 and 8.14) on my redhat 9 system. I am writing with lyx in greek. (somehow after many days I managed to do that, don't ask how I did it...). I am trying to export a greek writen file in ps and view it by ghostcript but all I get is stupid symbols. Ive' read all about fontmapping and appending to the ghostscript fontmap file but it seems that I am too newbie to handle this on my own. Can someone plz help me because I have to deliver this papaer and I am running out of time!

Thanx in advance to anyone who responds
Old 08-26-2004, 04:28 PM   #2
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I don't have the table or the postscript command with me,
but I believe postscript will recognize characters in the ascii
table. Also, you can make some characters the hard way
of overtyping a space i.e., a + tilde, using the moveto
(postscript) command. I don't know offhand any trick to
typing Greek word in postscript. Maybe ask folks in the
postscript forum/mailing group.

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I'd think that that's a problem with Lyx output rather than
PostScript. If I don't type in greek in TeX but rather embed
greek symbols using the TeX representations the generated
PostScript is fine.

Old 08-27-2004, 12:01 AM   #4
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Thanx for your help guys. I'll try to do that
Old 09-08-2004, 05:57 AM   #5
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hello again!

I am in major trouble! I managed to produce a pdf of ps file in greek from oo but not from lyx. If I write greek in lyx and then try to view by dvi or pdf I get ununderstandable symbols. Is there anyone who can guide me through?
thanx a lot


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