CTAN update: fig2vect 1.1.0 - Yet another Fig to vector converter

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at dante.de
Thu Oct 27 14:46:08 CEST 2005

On Thu, 27 Oct 2005, Dirk Krause submitted an update to his



The fig2vect program converts figures from jFig, XFig and WinFig to 
MetaPost, EPS, PDF, TeX and SVG.

Program highlights:
 - Designed for use with LaTeX/pdfLaTeX. Handling of special text is left 
   up to LaTeX, for non-special text you can choose whether or not to use 
   LaTeX.  For text handled by LaTeX you have three choices:
    - Use the fonts exactly as specified in the Fig file.
    - Convert to use fonts in the same features 
      (serif/sans-serif/monospaced, normal/bold, upright/italic).
      This allows to use the same font families in the graphics as in the 
      document where the graphics is included.
    - Write no font selection commands (text contains commands itself if 

  - X-splines are approximated by a sequence of Bezier spline segments.
  - Fill patterns are drawn by vector graphics operations.
  - Image width and height are found by inspecting graphics elements 
    (except texts), the paper format name is not used here.

Location on CTAN: /support/fig2vect
Summary description: Conversion program from *.fig to *.mp, *.eps, *.pdf, *.svg and *.tex
License type: bsd

Announcement text:
Changed behaviour: Running with default settings the program
now produces best quality instead of smallest output files.
When upgrading from 1.0.x and below you should create a
new fig2vect.cfg file based on fig2vect.cfg.sample.
Bugfix: In earlier versions there were compilation errors
when zlib or libbz2 were not found. This is fixed now.

Thanks for the upload.

For the CTAN Team
  Rainer Schöpf

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