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CTAN package upload: purifyeps

Date: September 19, 2006 8:30:03 AM CEST
A package has been updated on tug.ctan.org and should soon be at the mirror that you like best. Thank you, Jim Hefferon Saint Michael's College The following information was provided by our fellow contributor: Name of contribution: purifyeps Author's name: Scott Pakin Location on CTAN: /support/purifyeps Summary description: Convert an ordinary Encapsulated PostScript file into one that works with both LaTeX+dvips and pdfLaTeX License type: lppl Announcement text:
While pdfLaTeX has a number of nice features, its primary shortcoming relative to standard LaTeX+dvips is that it is unable to read ordinary Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) files, the most common graphics format in the LaTeX world. purifyeps converts EPS files into a "purified" form that can be read by *both* LaTeX+dvips and pdfLaTeX. The trick is that the standard LaTeX2e graphics package's can parse MetaPost-produced EPS directly. Hence, purifyeps need only convert an arbitrary EPS file into the same stylized format that MetaPost outputs. This release updates the documentation according to some corrections sent to me by Heiko Oberdiek.
This package is located at http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/support/purifyeps . More information is at http://tug.ctan.org/cgi-bin/ctanPackageInformation.py?id=purifyeps (if the package is new it may take a day for that information to appear). We are supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org . Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/usergroups.html .

purifyeps – Make EPS work with both /dvips and pdf

While pdf has a number of nice features, its primary shortcoming relative to standard +dvips is that it is unable to read ordinary Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) files, the most common graphics format in the world. Purifyeps converts EPS files into a ‘purified’ form that can be read by both +dvips and pdf. The trick is that the standard graphics packages can parse -produced EPS directly. Hence, purifyeps need only convert an arbitrary EPS file into the same stylized format that outputs.

Packagepurifyeps
Version1.1
Copyright2009 Scott Pakin
MaintainerScott Pakin

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