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New CTAN pack­age: doseps­bin

Date: Novem­ber 11, 2011 7:04:48 AM CET
On Thu, 10 Nov 2011 Heiko Oberdiek sub­mit­ted the doseps­bin pack­age. Sum­mary de­scrip­tion: Ex­tract PS/WMF/TIFF sec­tions from DOS EPS bi­nary files Li­cense type: artis­tic An­nounce­ment text: ---------------------------------------------------------------------- The pro­gram doseps­bin anal­y­ses an EPS file that is not a plain ASCII PostScript file but given as DOS EPS bi­nary file. doseps­bin [op­tions] <in­put file> First it an­a­lyzes the *in­put file*, val­i­dates its header and sum­ma­rizes the avail­able sec­tions. Depend­ing on the given op­tions, the sec­tions are then writ­ten to files.
This pack­age is lo­cated at http://mir­ror.ctan.org/sup­port/doseps­bin . More in­for­ma­tion is at http://www.ctan.org/pkg/doseps­bin (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 .
Thanks for the up­load. For the CTAN Team Rainer Schöpf

doseps­bin – Deal with DOS bi­nary EPS files

A En­cap­su­lated PostScript (EPS) file may given in a spe­cial bi­nary for­mat to sup­port the in­clu­sion of a thumb­nail. This file for­mat, com­monly known as DOS EPS for­mat starts with a bi­nary header that con­tains the po­si­tions of the pos­si­ble sec­tions:

  • PostScript (PS);
  • Win­dows Metafile For­mat (WMF); and
  • Tag Image File For­mat (TIFF).

The PS sec­tion must be present and ei­ther the WMF file or the TIFF file should be given.

The pack­age pro­vides a Perl pro­gram that will ex­tract any of the sec­tions of such a file, in par­tic­u­lar pro­vid­ing a ‘text’-form EPS file for use with .

Copy­right2011 Heiko Oberdiek
Main­tainerHeiko Oberdiek



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