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New CTAN package: purifyeps

Date: April 4, 2002 2:06:35 PM CEST
A new package has been installed at tug.ctan.org and should make its way to you local mirror in the next day or two. Thanks for the upload, Jim Hefferon ftpmaint at tug.ctan.org ============================================================ 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: Make EPS files work with both latex+dvips and pdflatex License type: lppl Announcement text given by the contribution's author: - ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 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. - ----------------------------------------------------------------------

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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