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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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