You can convert a drawing file to a PostScript
file, a format that is used by many desktop publishing
file format type is used by many desktop publishing applications.
Its high-resolution print capabilities make it preferable to raster
formats, such as GIF, PCX, and TIFF. By converting the drawing to a
PostScript format, you can also use PostScript fonts.
When you export
a file in PostScript format as an EPS file, some objects are
Thickened text, text control
codes. If text has a thickness greater
than 0 or contains control codes (such as %%O or %%D), it is not
plotted as PostScript text, although the text is accurately
plotted. International and special symbols (such as %%213) are
output as PostScript text.
ISO 8859 Latin/1 character set. When
text uses character codes in the 127 to 255 range, the text is
interpreted according to the ISO 8859 Latin/1 character set. If
such a character appears in text that is mapped to PostScript, a
version of the font is generated with an encoding vector remapped
to represent the ISO character set. The resulting text is output in
PostScript in a form compatible with the font.
Circles, arcs, ellipses, elliptical
arcs. Except when they have thickness, arcs and circles are
translated into the equivalent PostScript path objects.
Filled solids. A solid fill is plotted
as a PostScript filled path.
Two-dimensional polylines. A 2D
(planar) polyline with uniform width is output as a PostScript
stroked path. The PostScript end cap and miter limit variables are
set to approximate the segment joining.