Re: ISO standards

David Perrell (
Thu, 25 Jul 1996 17:51:23 -0700

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From: "David Perrell" <>
To: "Chris Lilley" <>
Cc: <>
Subject: Re: ISO standards
Date: Thu, 25 Jul 1996 17:51:23 -0700

Chris Lilley wrote:
> ... PostScript became standardised by
> ISO, who called it SPDL. This has three encodings - a compact ASN.1
> encoding, a clear text encoding (whjich looks exactly like
> and an SGML encoding.

Thanks for the info. I've a modest familiarity with PS, having written
utilities to move multiple instances of type 1 fonts into the header
and to extract pages from multi-page files. The sample of "clear text
encoding" at
<> looks
like PS wrapped in SGML.

I found the spec at <> but
it was SGML docs, so reading it was more pain than I chose to bear.

David Perrell