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Re: [Nmh-workers] corruption when attaching all-null files

From: Lyndon Nerenberg
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] corruption when attaching all-null files
Date: Wed, 7 May 2014 11:03:58 -0700

On May 7, 2014, at 10:25 AM, Jerrad Pierce <address@hidden> wrote:

> I was curious and searched the web for postscript quoted-printable,
> it seems to be a common enough treatment with occasional bugs here
> and there. Also, despite PS/EPS/PDF being so similar, it seems that
> at somepoint someone declared PS is a text format but PDF is binary.

The original Postscript printers almost always talked to their hosts over 
RS-232 serial links, and 7bits+parity was quite common.  Therefore, programs 
that generated Postscript invariably produced 7bit clean output.

PDF never faced such challenges, and has always been a binary format.


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