CTAN has a new package: a2ping

Jim Hefferon ftpmaint at alan.smcvt.edu
Wed Apr 21 15:04:22 CEST 2004

A new one has been installed to tug.ctan.org.  It should appear at
your favorite mirror very soon, if indeed it is not already there.

Jim Hefferon


The following information was provided by the package's contributor.

Name of contribution: a2ping
Author's name: Szabó Péter
Location on CTAN: graphics/a2ping
Summary description: advanced PS, PDF, EPS converter
License type: gpl

Announcement text given by the package's contributor:
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a2ping is a UNIX command line utility written  in  Perl  that  converts  many
  raster  image  and  vector  graphics  formats  to  EPS  or PDF and other page
  description formats. Accepted input file formats are: PS  (PostScript),  EPS,
  PDF, PNG, JPEG, TIFF, PNM, BMP, GIF, LBM, XPM, PCX, TGA. Accepted output 
  formats are: EPS, PCL5, PDF, PDF1, PBM, PGM, PPM, PS, markedEPS, markedPS,  
  PNG, XWD,  BMP,  TIFF,  JPEG,  GIF,  XPM.   a2ping delegates the low-level 
  work to Ghostscript (GS), pdftops and sam2p. a2ping fixes many  glitches  
  during the EPS to EPS conversion, so its output is often more compatible 
  and better embeddable than its input.
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You can have a look at the package at
although you may get a better network connection by visiting a mirror 
of CTAN that is near to you; see 

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