Archive file formats (RE: Archiving Stuff)

From: Uncle Roger <>
Date: Thu Jun 26 11:25:10 1997

At 06:47 PM 6/25/97 -0700, you wrote:
>I'm not so sure that "everything" supports TIFF. After a little looking,
>I couldn't even find a TIFF file to test with xv.

And my experience has been that TIFF is not always the same, especially Mac
vs. PC.

>Is there a reason that postscript cannot be used? Most of the schematics
>out there that I have seen have been postscript files.
>Why not use postscript for publishing the formatted documents?
Postscript is fine for Macs, not so great for PC's, and probably unusable
for most older (pre-pc) machines. I'm not so worried about the images, but
the formatted text should be kept readable. I'm not super-familiar with
RTF, but isn't it just tags (like HTML)? If so, than a "reader"(?) could be
written, even for CP/M or TRS-DOS or whatever...

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