ps2eps 1.35 in /incoming/ps2eps

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at
Wed Aug 22 15:33:51 CEST 2001

Roland Bless has submitted an update of support/ps2eps

he writes of it:

> ps2eps v1.35 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
>  - ghostscript (an interpreter/raster image processor
>                 for the PostScript language,
>                 see
>  - 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.
> Important changes since version 1.28:
> - Improved processing of files with leading or trailing binary code
> - Improved processing of files with embedded binary coded images
> - Removes gabby diagnostic output from Adobe Printer Driver (see
>   variable removeADO)
> - Corrected handling of existing %%BoundingBox comments. Now it
>   takes the last one seen.  Should esp. work with %%BoundingBox:
>   (atend) usage...
> - Fixed case sensitiveness when checking for suffix replacement
>   (thanks to Erik J=F8rgensen)
> - Heuristic added for finding end of file by counting %%EOF comments.
>   Now correctly treats already embedded EPS, too.
>   Usually only trailing garbage (e.g., PCL control sequences) follows
>   last %%EOF. However, sometimes the last %%EOF may be missing.
>   Therefore, the behavior is switchable by new -E option.
> - New first line of code for getting rid of the #! comment
> - EOF handling corrected, allowing better handling of already
>   embedded eps files
> - New -P option to allow selective removal of embedded preview
>   images (was previously default)
> - Preview images were not filtered in the prolog section (now
>   corrected with -P)
> - New -N option to prevent inclusion of any surrounding postscript code

Robin Fairbairns

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