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Name: Toby Thain
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Homepage: http://www.telegraphics.com.au/


  • PostScript/Mac/UNIX developer since 1986, resident in Melbourne, Australia. PostScript-based graphic arts has been my full-time occupation since 1987.
  • collector of 32-bit UNIX hardware (donations sought :)
  • graphic designer and photographer
  • typographer and type designer

    I'm responsible for:

  • plug-ins for Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
  • contributor of original colour dither algorithm to Mathematica's Mac front-end (1989)
  • early port of TeX & METAFONT to Macintosh Programmer's Workshop (ca 1990)
  • only known port of TeX & METAFONT to Inmos Transputer (Mac host) (ca 1990)
  • paper (1992), Packing METAFONTs into PostScript, TUGboat 13(1)--Using native PK-compressed bitmap fonts with a PostScript RIP. Accompanying code is a candidate for an "Obfuscated PostScript" contest 8-)
  • probable first port of GhostScript to Mac MPW (ca 1991)
  • first port of TeX & METAFONT to Power Macintosh (1993)
  • ongoing research in digital typography, image processing and stochastic screening

    Developer of various free and/or GPL plugins for Illustrator and Photoshop (see http://www.telegraphics.com.au/sw/

    Further information on request


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