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Date: December 2, 2010 2:42:01 PM CET
This should be at your local mirror. Jim Hef{}feron Saint Michael's College ........................................................................... The following information was provided by our fellow contributor: Name of contribution: purifyeps Version number: 1.1 Author's name: Scott Pakin Location on CTAN: /support/purifyeps Summary description: Make EPS work 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. Version 1.1 includes two helpful changes. First, in response to a discussion on the tex-live mailing list, the program now issues a more user-friendly error message if pstoedit (a support tool required by purifyeps) is not found on the search path. Second, purifyeps incorporates a patch provided by Markus Kohm to search for pstoedit's mpost.fmp file in a standard set of directories.
This package is at http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/support/purifyeps . Information is at http://tug.ctan.org/pkg/purifyeps (it may take a day for the information to appear). We are supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org . For your 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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