|This book actually contains two documents: the POSTSCRIPT
Language Tutorial and the POSTSCRIPT Language Cookbook.
The tutorial provides an easy, informal introduction to the
POSTSCRIPT language and its graphics primitives. The tutorialís
style and level of presentation is aimed at programmers who
wish to design and implement applications, such as word
processing packages, graphics illustrators, and CAD/CAM drawing
systems. It is interactively oriented, and written with the assumption
that you, the reader, already know how to program.
You are encouraged to try variations of the examples presented
in the tutorial on a POSTSCRIPT printer as you work your way
through the book.
The cookbook is, as its name suggests, a collection of programs
that are offered as examples of POSTSCRIPT usage. These
samples have been chosen both as illustrations of the functional
range of POSTSCRIPT and as useful ingredients for inclusion in
application packages that you design. The cookbook samples
demonstrate techniques for rendering quality graphics, achieving
effective typography with digital fonts, and maintaining true
device independence. Again, you are encouraged to experiment
with variations of these samples on a POSTSCRIPT printer as you
develop your own applications.|