CTAN package upload: purifyeps

CTAN Announcements ftpmaint at alan.smcvt.edu
Tue Sep 19 14:30:03 CEST 2006

A package has been updated on tug.ctan.org and should soon be at
the mirror that you like best.

Thank you,
Jim Hefferon
Saint Michael's College

The following information was provided by our fellow contributor:

Name of contribution: purifyeps
Author's name: Scott Pakin
Location on CTAN: /support/purifyeps
Summary description: Convert an ordinary Encapsulated PostScript file 
  into one that works with both LaTeX+dvips and pdfLaTeX
License type: lppl

Announcement text: 
While pdfLaTeX has a number of nice features, its primary shortcoming
relative to standard LaTeX+dvips is that it is unable to read ordinary
Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) files, the most common graphics format
in the LaTeX world.  purifyeps converts EPS files into a "purified"
form that can be read by *both* LaTeX+dvips and pdfLaTeX.  The trick
is that the standard LaTeX2e graphics packages can parse
MetaPost-produced EPS directly.  Hence, purifyeps need only convert an
arbitrary EPS file into the same stylized format that MetaPost

This release updates the documentation according to some corrections
sent to me by Heiko Oberdiek.

This package is located at 
.  More information is at
(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 .  
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