Re: Comments on GNU FDL 1.2 Draft
begin Branden Robinson quotation:
> > +formats include PNG, XCF and JPG. Opaque formats include PostScript,
> > +PDF, proprietary formats that can be read and edited only by
> > +proprietary word processors, SGML or XML for which the DTD and/or
> > processing tools are not generally available, and the
> > machine-generated HTML produced by some word processors for output
> > purposes only.
I am disappointed that PostScript is considered an "opaque"
format. It is a plain ASCII vector and text description format,
though opaque bitmaps may be included. There exist Free utilities for
the manipulation of EPS and PS images for those who do not wish to
learn PostScript and manipulate the images with vi or emacs.
My friend wrote his resume in raw PostScript:
I've even taken to using his skel.ps library to write a few
quick papers lately. I use nothing but a Free text editor and
Ghostscript. If those reading this mail do not have access to the Web
(as I know RMS doesn't), I would be happy to mail along the library
code (it's only 4k).
apt-cache show sketch:
> Package: sketch
> Maintainer: Gregor Hoffleit <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Description: Interactive vector drawing program for X11
> Sketch is an interactive vector drawing program, comparable to
> CorelDraw. It currently support drawing primitives like
> rectangles, ellipses, Bezier curves, bitmap and EPS images and
> text. All objects can be rotated, scaled and sheared. Primitives
> can have fill and line properties. A number of special effects like
> blend groups, text to Bezier and text along a path are provided.
> Sketch supports an unlimited undo history. Import of XFig, AI,
> WMF, CMX and SVG files. Exports to EPS, AI and SVG. Sketch is
> written in Python with an Tkinter GUI. User scripts can be written
> in Python.
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