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CTAN submission – ps2eps 1.45

Date: July 7, 2003 9:13:29 AM CEST
----- Forwarded message from Roland Bless ----- - I just uploaded an updated version of the ps2eps tool to ftp.dante.de. It's all in the subdir /incoming/ps2eps. - You can replace the existing version in "support/ps2eps" - The program is licensed under gpl. Due to a major bugfix, please announce the update -- if admissible -- as follows to CTAN-ANN. ps2eps 1.45 in CTAN:support/ps2eps ================================== ps2eps is a tool to produce Encapsulated PostScript Files (EPS/EPSF) from usual one-paged Postscript documents. It calculates correct Bounding Boxes for those EPS files and filters some special postscript command sequences that can produce errorneous results on printers. You need: - perl (an interpreter for the perl language, see http://www.perl.com) - ghostscript (an interpreter/raster image processor for the PostScript language, see http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/) - maybe an ANSI-C compiler if you don't use Linux, Solaris, Digital Unix, HP-UX or Windows 9x/NT/2000. - The program is licensed under gpl. Main changes 1.39 -> 1.45
Please note: Versions <=1.42 may have changed postscript output by filtering too much postscript instructions. This could have been lead to wrongly colored boxes and text. Please consider re-running ps2eps over your files now. Sorry for the inconvenience! - corrected filter for deleting initclip instead of rectangles - option processing is done by GetOpt, i.e. long options are available, too. Syntax for -s has changed therefore. - Wildcards are resolved within the program, thus Windows users will profit from it. ----- End forwarded message ----- Thanks for the upload. I installed it as suggested replacing the old version in CTAN:/support/ps2eps/ Reinhard Zierke for the CTAN team

ps2eps – Produce Encapsulated PostScript from PostScript

Produce Encapsulated PostScript Files (EPS/EPSF) from a one-page PostScript document, or any PostScript document. A correct Bounding Box is calculated for the EPS files and some PostScript command sequences that can produce errorneous results on printers are filtered. The input is cropped to include just the image contained in the PostScript file. The EPS files can then be included into documents.

Other programs like ps2epsi (a script distributed with ghostscript) don’t always calculate the correct bounding box (because the values are put on the PostScript stack which may get corrupted by bad PostScript code) or they round it off, resulting in clipping the image. Therefore ps2eps uses a resolution of 144 dpi to get the correct bounding box. The bundle includes binaries for Linux, Solaris, Digital Unix or Windows 2000/9x/NT; for other platforms, the user needs perl, ghostscript and an ANSI-C compiler.

Included in the distribution is the bbox program, an application to produce Bounding Box values for rawppm or rawpbm format files.

Copyright1999–2006 Roland Bless
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